V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. obvious and easily observed, known, or perceived; 2. able to be physically touched or felt

Synonyms: obvious, apparent, certain, clear, tangible, evident

Antonyms: unclear, vague, hidden

Tips: Palpable is derived from the Late Latin palpabilis, which means "that which may be touched or felt." Something palpable can be touched or felt, and is obvious. The noun palpability refers to the quality of being perceivable by touch.

Usage Examples:

The tension at the meeting was palpable and thick. (obvious, evident)

Her excitement was palpable and everyone in the room felt it. (tangible, evident, apparent)

The palpability of the success of my diet was evident in my smaller dress size. (certainty, evidence) noun

John's nervousness was palpable and I tried to get him to calm down. (obvious, easily felt)

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