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palpable

pal·pa·ble

palpable

 
 
pronunciation:
pael p bl
features:
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: easy to sense or perceive; obvious.
The applicant's nervousness was palpable although she attempted to appear calm.This palpable lie did nothing to aid the young man's defense.
synonyms:
clear-cut, conspicuous, overt, patent
antonyms:
impalpable
similar words:
apparent, blatant, clear, distinct, evident, manifest, noticeable, obvious, outright, perceptible, plain, tangible, unmistakable, visible
definition 2: able to be touched, felt, or handled.
There was a palpable change in temperature that afternoon.
synonyms:
perceptible, tangible
antonyms:
impalpable
similar words:
appreciable, concrete, evident, material, noticeable, objective, perceivable, perceptible, physical, solid, tactile
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derivations: palpably (adv.), palpability (n.), palpableness (n.)
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