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tangible

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of tangible

  1. capable of being perceived by the sense of touch a firm belief in the existence of the soul, even though it is not at all tangible Synonyms of tangible palpable, touchable Words Related to tangible tactile; corporeal, physical; actual, concrete, embodied, existent, material, real, substantial; appreciable, detectable, discernible (also discernable), noticeable, observable, perceptible, seeable, sensible, visible Near Antonyms of tangible bodiless, formless, immaterial, incorporeal, insubstantial, nonmaterial, nonphysical, unbodied, unsubstantial; abstract, ethereal, spiritual, unreal, virtual; imperceptible, insensible Antonyms of tangible impalpable, intangible

Synonym Discussion of tangible

perceptible, sensible, palpable, tangible, appreciable, ponderable mean apprehensible as real or existent. perceptible applies to what can be discerned by the senses often to a minimal extent.
    • a perceptible difference in sound to a careful listener
sensible applies to whatever is clearly apprehended through the senses or impresses itself strongly on the mind.
    • an abrupt, sensible drop in temperature
palpable applies either to what has physical substance or to what is obvious and unmistakable.
    • the tension in the air was almost palpable
tangible suggests what is capable of being handled or grasped both physically and mentally.
    • no tangible evidence of UFOs
appreciable applies to what is distinctly discernible by the senses or definitely measurable.
    • an appreciable increase in income
ponderable suggests having definitely measurable weight or importance.
    • exerted a ponderable influence on world events


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