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explicable

[ ek-spli-kuh-buh l, ik-splik-uh-buh l ]SEE DEFINITION OF explicable

Synonyms for explicable

  • intelligible
  • solvable
  • understandable
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Antonyms for explicable

  • incomprehensible
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EXPLICABLE

A beauty not explicable is dearer than a beauty which we can see to the end of.

Many other facts are, as it seems to me, explicable on this theory.

If she hadn't loved him her course might have been explicable.

This adaptation is not explicable in terms of the old mental “faculties.”

Their influence upon her life is explicable alone by the nature of her longings.

For a month this in explicable crime had been the talk of Paris.

These phenomena are all explicable if descent with modification is true.

His omissions as a correspondent were explicable in a sentence.

A sense of having been done, in some way or other not at present explicable, lay on most of us.

He taught that life was explicable only as a system of ends.

WORD ORIGIN

1550s, from or on model of Latin explicabilis "capable of being unraveled, that may be explained," from explicare (see explicit). Middle English had a verb expliken "explain, interpret" (mid-15c.).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR EXPLICABLE

decipherable

adjectiveexplainable
  • clear
  • comprehensible
  • explicable
  • illustratable
  • interpretable
  • legible
  • readable
  • understandable
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