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Pronunciation: /ʌndəˈstandəbl

Definition of understandable in English:


1Able to be understood: though his accent was strange, the words were perfectly understandable
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  • She is able to explain the more arcane bits of theology in a very clear and understandable way.
comprehensible, easy to understand, intelligible, penetrable, fathomable, graspable, lucid, coherent, clear, crystal clear, explicit, unambiguous, transparent, plain, straightforward, digestible, user-friendly;
1.1To be expected; natural, reasonable, or forgivable: such fears are understandable it is understandable that mistakes occur sometimes
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  • They did not choose to exercise that option, for understandable reasons.
  • His reasons for leaving were understandable.
  • They hate her for understandable reasons: she has all but destroyed their cause.
unsurprising, expected, to be expected, predictable, foreseeable, inevitable;
reasonable, acceptable, logical, rational, normal, natural, par for the course, explicable, explainable, conceivable, imaginable, thinkable, plausible, tenable;
justifiable, justified, admissible, allowable, accountable, defensible, excusable, pardonable, forgivable
informal on the cards



Pronunciation: /-ˈbɪlɪti/
Example sentences
  • For me, what is most important is the narration and its understandability.
  • I'm on a campaign to ensure that our products have beauty and emotional impact as well as effectiveness and understandability.
  • The effect of this consolidation will be to improve understandability, reduce burden, clarify requirements, and improve implementation and compliance.


[sentence adverb]: understandably, Richard did not believe me
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  • Pressure to excel in this exam is understandably intense: success is a cause worth celebrating.
  • Most guidebook publishers are understandably reluctant to post their valuable content online.
  • So I was understandably a little nervous and apprehensive about this meeting.

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