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Synonyms for intelligible
ɪnˈtɛl ɪ dʒə bəlin·tel·li·gi·ble

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  1. intelligibleadjective

    Antonyms:
    unintelligible

  2. intelligibleadjective

    Antonyms:
    unintelligible

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. intelligible

    Clear (Latin clarus, bright, brilliant) primarily refers to that which shines, and impresses the mind through the eye with a sense of luster or splendor. A substance is said to be clear that offers no impediment to vision — is not dim, dark, or obscure. Transparent refers to the medium through which a substance is seen, clear to the substance itself, without reference to anything to be seen through it; we speak of a stream as clear when we think of the water itself; we speak of it as transparent with reference to the ease with which we see the pebbles at the bottom. Clear is also said of that which comes to the senses without dimness, dulness, obstruction, or obscurity, so that there is no uncertainty as to its exact form, character, or meaning, with something of the brightness or brilliancy implied in the primary meaning of the word clear; as, the outlines of the ship were clear against the sky; a clear view; a clear note; "clear as a bell;" a clear, frosty air; a clear sky; a clear statement; hence, the word is used for that which is free from any kind of obstruction; as, a clear field. Lucid and pellucid refer to a shining clearness, as of crystal. A transparent body allows the forms and colors of objects beyond to be seen through it; a translucent body allows light to pass through, but may not permit forms and colors to be distinguished; plate glass is transparent, ground glass is translucent. Limpid refers to a liquid clearness, or that which suggests it; as, limpid streams. That which is distinct is well defined, especially in outline, each part or object standing or seeming apart from any other, not confused, indefinite, or blurred; distinct enunciation enables the hearer to catch every word or vocal sound without perplexity or confusion; a distinct statement is free from indefiniteness or ambiguity; a distinct apprehension of a thought leaves the mind in no doubt or uncertainty regarding it. That is plain, in the sense here considered, which is, as it were, level to the thought, so that one goes straight on without difficulty or hindrance; as, plain language; a plain statement; a clear explanation. Perspicuous is often equivalent to plain, but plain never wholly loses the meaning of unadorned, so that we can say the style is perspicuous tho highly ornate, when we could not call it at once ornate and plain. Compare EVIDENT.

    Synonyms:
    apparent, clear, diaphanous, distinct, evident, explicit, limpid, lucid, manifest, obvious, pellucid, perspicuous, plain, straightforward, translucent, transparent, unadorned, unambiguous, unequivocal, unmistakable

    Antonyms:
    ambiguous, cloudy, dim, dubious, foggy, indistinct, mysterious, obscure, opaque, turbid, unintelligible, vague

    Preposition:
    Clear to the mind; clear in argument; clear of or from annoyances.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. apprehensible, intelligible, graspable, perceivable, understandableadjective

    capable of being apprehended or understood

    Synonyms:
    apprehensible, graspable, perceivable, understandable

    Antonyms:
    thick, slurred, unintelligible, uncomprehensible, incomprehensible

  2. intelligibleadjective

    well articulated or enunciated, and loud enough to be heard distinctly

    "intelligible pronunciation"

    Synonyms:
    apprehensible, graspable, perceivable, understandable

    Antonyms:
    unintelligible, incomprehensible, slurred, uncomprehensible, thick

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. intelligibleadjective

    Synonyms:
    clear, plain, distinct, comprehensible, that may be understood

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "intelligible":

    comprehensible, understandable, readable

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#907clear
#3226plain
#4450obvious
#6028distinct
#6338apparent
#6371explicit
#7379transparent
#8487evident
#11925straightforward
#12876readable
#13329manifest
#17587understandable
#21333translucent
#24803lucid
#32675unambiguous
#39518unmistakable
#46031intelligible
#47283unequivocal
#47468comprehensible
#96009unadorned
#134159perceivable
#139048limpid
#157351diaphanous
#235641perspicuous
#283941pellucid
#306631graspable

How to use intelligible in a sentence?

  1. George Washington Carver:

    I hold before you my hand with each finger standing erect and alone, and as long as they are held thus, not one of the tasks that the hand may preform can be accomplished. I cannot lift. I cannot grasp. I cannot hold. I cannot even make an intelligible sign until my fingers organize and work together. In this we should also learn a lesson.

  2. Erich Fromm:

    If faith cannot be reconciled with rational thinking, it has to be eliminated as an anachronistic remnant of earlier stages of culture and replaced by science dealing with facts and theories which are intelligible and can be validated.

  3. Walter Bagehot:

    The best reason why Monarchy is a strong government is, that it is an intelligible government. The mass of mankind understand it, and they hardly anywhere in the world understand any other.

  4. Arnold J. Toynbee:

    Apathy can be overcome by enthusiasm, and enthusiasm can only be aroused by two things first, an ideal, with takes the imagination by storm, and second, a definite intelligible plan for carrying that ideal into practice.

  5. Claude Lévi-Strauss:

    Since music is a language with some meaning at least for the immense majority of mankind, although only a tiny minority of people are capable of formulating a meaning in it, and since it is the only language with the contradictory attributes of being at once intelligible and untranslatable, the musical creator is a being comparable to the gods, and music itself the supreme mystery of the science of man, a mystery that all the various disciplines come up against and which holds the key to their progress.

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