Evidential vs. Evident - What's the difference?

Wiktionary

  • Evidential (adjective)

    Of or providing evidence.

  • Evident (adjective)

    Obviously true by simple observation.

    "It was evident she was angry, after she slammed the door."

Webster Dictionary

  • Evidential (adjective)

    Relating to, or affording, evidence; indicative; especially, relating to the evidences of Christianity.

  • Evident (adjective)

    Clear to the vision; especially, clear to the understanding, and satisfactory to the judgment; as, the figure or color of a body is evident to the senses; the guilt of an offender can not always be made evident.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Evidential (adjective)

    serving as or based on evidence;

    "evidential signs of a forced entry"

    "its evidentiary value"

  • Evident (adjective)

    clearly apparent or obvious to the mind or senses;

    "the effects of the drought are apparent to anyone who sees the parched fields"

    "evident hostility"

    "manifest disapproval"

    "patent advantages"

    "made his meaning plain"

    "it is plain that he is no reactionary"

    "in plain view"

  • Evident (adjective)

    capable of being seen or noticed;

    "a discernible change in attitude"

    "a clearly evident erasure in the manuscript"

    "an observable change in behavior"

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