Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Palpable"

The meaning of "Palpable" in various phrases and sentences

Q: O que significa palpable dearth of literature?
A: A clear lack of books/material (on that subject)
Q: O que significa palpable?
A: “Palpable” means something you can touch or feel. It is often used metaphorically to describe an emotion that is so strong it can almost be physically ‘felt’ in the room

“The sense of grief was palpable in the home”
Q: O que significa palpable sadness?
A: palpable : it's something clear / obvious
Sadness : it's the noun of the adj (sad)
Q: O que significa palpable?
A: It is a word educated people would use primarily in writing rather than in conversation. It means discernible or perceptible. It especially is used to describe perceiving something that may be more abstract rather than something you can normally touch or see. Example: The fear was palpable.

Example sentences using "Palpable"

Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com palpable.
A: Here are two examples, one is figurative and the second is literal and actually medical. Palpable means to be able to feel something.

I entered the room and the anger was palpable. (the feelings of anger were so strong in the room that I could feel it as if it were a physical object).

The patient appeared to have expired (died) but he still had a palpable pulse.
(a pulse that you could feel with your finger)

Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com palpable.
A: *There was palpable tension in the room.

*His pain was almost palpable, and she couldn't help feeling it was too raw for him to fake.
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com palpable.
A: Palpable (adjective) means able to be touched or felt.
Palpate (verb)
A palpable lump is visible on her arm.

Synonyms of "Palpable" and their differences

Q: Qual é a diferença entre palpable e tangible ?
A: "Palpable" has two meanings:

1) not visible, but can be touched or felt: a palpable lump in the breast, a palpable tingling in your fingers
2) is so obvious or intense that it almost seems like a physical presence: a palpable fear (= fear so strong it feels like a monster is with you), her palpable melancholy (= her sadness is so obvious that it is like a physical cloud around her)

Tangible's meanings are similar but not identical:

1) can be touched, felt or sensed in some way: a tangible reminder (an object that reminds you of a situation or an emotion), a tangible product (a physical object that a company sells, as opposed to a service or information)
2) can be precisely measured or counted: my tangible assets (the list of things I own that have a monetary value), tangible results (results with a definite, measurable effect)

"Palpable" is used much more often with nonphysical or unreal things, like emotions, sensations and spiritual feelings. "Tangible" is used much more to describe concrete things with a physical presence. A "tangible fear" would be a kind of fear that you actually can touch, rather than a fear that feels so strong that it seems physical.
Q: Qual é a diferença entre palpable e conspicuous ?
A: palpable is easily noticeable example: the attraction between the two of them was palapable. conspicuous is attracting attention example: his behavior is very conspicuous
Q: Qual é a diferença entre palpable e tangible ?
A: This is actually a tough one. Palpable is usually used to express something that is intense enough that it can be felt even if it's not something physical-- it's often used to talk about the feelings in the air etc.
ex: the excitement in the room was palpable.

Tangible is usually used to express something that is physically there...
Ex. There was no tangible evidence.

You can feel and touch evidence but you can't feel or touch excitement.

I hope that was helpful and not too confusing :)

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