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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ap-ri-hen-suh-buh l]
    • /ˌæp rɪˈhɛn sə bəl/
    • /ˌæ.prɪ.ˈhen.səb.l̩/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ap-ri-hen-suh-buh l]
    • /ˌæp rɪˈhɛn sə bəl/

Definitions of apprehensible word

  • adjective apprehensible capable of being comprehended or grasped mentally 3
  • adjective apprehensible that can be apprehended 3
  • adjective apprehensible capable of being understood. 1
  • noun apprehensible Capable of being understood or perceived. 1
  • adjective apprehensible which can be apprehended (usually in the sense of being understood). 0

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Origin of apprehensible

First appearance:

before 1625
One of the 42% oldest English words
1625-35; < Late Latin apprehēnsibilis < Latin apprehēns(us) grasped (past participle of apprehendere), equivalent to apprehend- (see apprehend) + -t(us) past participle suffix + -ibilis -ible

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Parts of speech for Apprehensible


apprehensible popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 51% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 73% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

apprehensible usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for apprehensible

adj apprehensible

  • unambiguous — not ambiguous, or unclear; distinct; unequivocal: The object of the experiment was to reach an unambiguous conclusion about climate change.
  • precise — definitely or strictly stated, defined, or fixed: precise directions.
  • straightforward — going or directed straight ahead: a straightforward gaze.
  • simple — easy to understand, deal with, use, etc.: a simple matter; simple tools.
  • clear-cut — Something that is clear-cut is easy to recognize and quite distinct.

adjective apprehensible

  • believable — Something that is believable makes you think that it could be true or real.
  • possible — that may or can be, exist, happen, be done, be used, etc.: a disease with no possible cure.

Antonyms for apprehensible

adj apprehensible

  • ambiguous — If you describe something as ambiguous, you mean that it is unclear or confusing because it can be understood in more than one way.
  • inexact — not exact; not strictly precise or accurate.
  • questionable — of doubtful propriety, honesty, morality, respectability, etc.: questionable activities; in questionable taste.
  • complicated — If you say that something is complicated, you mean it has so many parts or aspects that it is difficult to understand or deal with.
  • indefinite — not definite; without fixed or specified limit; unlimited: an indefinite number.

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