verb[with object] • formal
- Reveal the presence of (a quality or feeling); indicate: the news stories evinced the usual mixture of sympathy and satisfactionMore example sentences
- If the dramatic developments for the last two months are any indication, it seems the State Government has not evinced any interest to solve the problem.
- It was an indication of the interest evinced by music enthusiasts, who were now much more open to classical music.
- So journalists, broadcasters and politicians, and those who are often in the public eye, such as community and business leaders, wield immense power over but evince little loyalty to our language.
late 16th century (in the sense 'prove by argument or evidence'): from Latin evincere 'overcome, defeat' (see evict).