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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 Antonyms

  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 Antonyms

  1. palpable

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

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

Princeton's WordNet

  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 Synonymes

  1. palpableadjective

    tangible, tactile

  2. palpableadjective

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

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  1. Dieter Kempf:

    I regret the fact that the chancellor's visit to Washington produced no palpable progress on the contentious issues between Germany and the United States.

  2. Michael Thiele:

    It's almost as if honey bees make the fragility of life so palpable, and as if they are really mirroring where we are on this time on this planet.

  3. John Avlon:

    Theres a palpable lack of excitement in the streets of New York. Three quarters of New Yorkers dont want him to run, one of the big problems of Bill de Blasio is he is not showing up to work. He comes in late. He doesnt come in at all. He seems utterly disinterested in the job of running Americas largest big city. Again, this is somebody who has been underwater often in the polls in a city thats 6 to 1 Democrat.

  4. Andrew Weiss:

    There is palpable concern in Washington that a brief lull is only temporary.

  5. Agnes Repplier:

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

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