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1Able to be understood.‘though his accent was strange, the words were perfectly understandable’
comprehensible, easy to understand, intelligible, penetrable, fathomable, graspable, lucid, coherent, clear, crystal clear, explicit, unambiguous, transparent, plain, straightforward, digestible, user-friendly, glanceableView synonyms
- ‘She is able to explain the more arcane bits of theology in a very clear and understandable way.’
- 1.1 To be expected; natural, reasonable, or forgivable.‘such fears are understandable’
unsurprising, expected, to be expected, predictable, foreseeable, inevitableView synonyms
- ‘His reasons for leaving were understandable.’
- ‘She gave me completely understandable reasons for her words, her actions and her choices.’
- ‘This reaction was entirely predictable and understandable, albeit a bit extreme.’
- ‘They hate her for understandable reasons: she has all but destroyed their cause.’
- ‘He has his reasons and they are understandable.’
- ‘When you take these things into account it's understandable where we are.’
- ‘Business customers are always slow in upgrading, for obvious and understandable reasons.’
- ‘Such a reaction was perhaps understandable in the heat of the moment.’
- ‘So why did it seem so understandable and even, dare I say it, innocent, in his telling?’
- ‘Some delay in assessing complex claims and establishing facts is understandable.’
- ‘This is understandable but in the long term it is a serious mistake.’
- ‘It is understandable that businesses want to provide best value and have a cost-effective system.’
- ‘It was an understandable mistake when the request was made by phone.’
- ‘They did not choose to exercise that option, for understandable reasons.’
- ‘Many directors and actors in this country have made the same understandable mistake.’
- ‘It is quite understandable then that he is able to get home a great deal earlier than expected.’
- ‘These sentiments might be understandable, but again they're hardly rational.’
- ‘Still, regardless of whether it's understandable or normal, the tension's still there.’
- ‘The pride she feels in what she is doing, while understandable, is borderline smug.’
- ‘It was, of course, an innocent mistake, perhaps understandable at the end of what has been a giddying week.’
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