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Synonyms for palpable
ˈpæl pə bəlpal·pa·ble

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  1. palpableadjective

    Capable of being touched, felt or handled; touchable, tangible.

    tangible, touchable

  2. palpableadjective

    Obvious or easily perceived; noticeable.

    patent, manifest, noticeable

English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. palpable

    That is apparent which clearly appears to the senses or to the mind as soon as the attention is directed toward it; that is evident of which the mind is made sure by some inference that supplements the facts of perception; the marks of a struggle were apparent in broken shrubbery and trampled ground, and the finding of a mutilated body and a rifled purse made it evident that robbery and murder had been committed. That is manifest which we can lay the hand upon; manifest is thus stronger than evident, as touch is more absolute than sight; that the picture was a modern copy of an ancient work was evident, and on comparison with the original its inferiority was manifest. That is obvious which is directly in the way so that it can not be missed; as, the application of the remark was obvious. Visible applies to all that can be perceived by the sense of sight, whether the noonday sun, a ship on the horizon, or a microscopic object. Discernible applies to that which is dimly or faintly visible, requiring strain and effort in order to be seen; as, the ship was discernible through the mist. That is conspicuous which stands out so as necessarily or strikingly to attract the attention. Palpable and tangible express more emphatically the thought of manifest.

    apparent, clear, conspicuous, discernible, distinct, evident, glaring, indubitable, manifest, obvious, open, overt, patent, perceptible, plain, tangible, transparent, unmistakable, visible

    concealed, covert, dark, hidden, impalpable, impenetrable, imperceptible, invisible, latent, obscure, occult, secret, undiscovered, unimagined, unknown, unseen, unthought-of

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. palpable

    material, corporal, tangible, obvious, gross, perceptible, evident, distinct

    immaterial, incorporal, invisible, ethereal, impalpable, indistinct, dubious, imperceptible

Princeton's WordNet4.0 / 1 vote

  1. palpable, tangibleadjective

    capable of being perceived; especially capable of being handled or touched or felt

    "a barely palpable dust"; "felt sudden anger in a palpable wave"; "the air was warm and close--palpable as cotton"; "a palpable lie"

    touchable, real, tangible

    unperceivable, elusive, impalpable, imperceptible, subtle

  2. palpableadjective

    can be felt by palpation

    "a palpable tumor"


    unperceivable, impalpable, imperceptible, subtle, elusive

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. palpableadjective

    tangible, tactile

  2. palpableadjective

    manifest, obvious, plain, evident, glaring, unmistakable, gross, easily seen, very perceptible

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  1. William Shakespeare:

    A hit, a very palpable hit.

  2. Arthur Schopenhauer:

    There is no absurdity so palpable but that it may be firmly planted in the human head if you only begin to inculcate it before the age of five, by constantly repeating it with an air of great solemnity.

  3. Agnes Repplier:

    People who cannot recognize a palpable absurdity are very much in the way of civilization.

  4. Howard Eissenstat:

    In the end it'd be very difficult to have an effective party rebellion against someone whose position is secure ... and who has captured the imagination of such a large part of their base, the frustration is palpable.

  5. John Stuart Mill:

    Popular opinions, on subjects not palpable to sense, are often true, but seldom or never the whole truth.

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