Synonyms and Antonyms of visual

  1. 1 of, relating to, or used in vision the eyes are the primary visual organs in humans Synonyms ocular, optic, optical Related Words seeing, sighted; focusing (also focussing) Antonyms nonvisual

  2. 2 capable of being seen that funny expression was a visual hint that she was getting bored Synonyms apparent, observable, seeable, visibleRelated Words viewable; detectable, discernible (also discernable), noticeable, perceptible; clear, conspicuous, evident, eye-catching, manifest, obvious, overt, patent, perceivable, plain, prominent, striking; exposed, external, outer, outward, superficialNear Antonyms disappeared, dissolved, evanesced, evaporated, melted, vanished, vaporized; imperceptible, indiscernible, indistinct, unnoticeable, unobservable; faint, inconspicuous, insignificant, slight, unobtrusive, vague; buried, concealed, covert, disguised, hidden, latent, obscure, shroudedAntonyms invisible, sightless, viewless

  3. 3 consisting of or relating to pictures visual evidence that could be presented in court Synonyms graphic (also graphical), imaginal, pictorialRelated Words photographic, video; drawn, painted, represented; illustrational, illustrative; hieroglyphic (also hieroglyphical), iconographic (or iconographical), ideogramic (or ideogrammic), ideogrammatic, ideographic, pictographic

  4. 4 producing a mental picture through clear and impressive description accounts of Civil War battles that are so grippingly visual that the reader recoils from the sight of so much blood Synonyms delineated, pictorial, picturesque, graphic, vividRelated Words depicted, descriptive, expressive; concrete, explicit, specific; faithful, lifelike, natural, photographic, realistic; fresh, incisive, sharpNear Antonyms indeterminate, nebulous, obscure, sketchy, unclear, vague; bleary, blurry, dark, dim, faint, foggy, fuzzy, hazy, indefinite, indistinct, indistinguishable, muddy, murky, shadowlike, shadowy; ambiguous, cryptic, dark, enigmatic (also enigmatical), equivocal, inscrutable, mysterious



Synonyms and Antonyms of visual

  1. something that visually explains or decorates a text the strong visuals in the beginning biology book compensate somewhat for the weak text Synonyms diagram, figure, graphic, plate, illustrationRelated Words art, artwork; drawing, illumination, image, pictogram, pictograph, picture; caption, key, legend; inset; depiction, pictorialization, portrait, portrayal, representation; clarification, elucidation, explanation, explication, exposition

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