IV. WORDS RELATING TO THE INTELLECTUAL FACULTIES; COMMUNICATION OF IDEAS

I. NATURE OF IDEAS COMMUNICATED

Intelligibility.

[Antonyms: unintelligibility.]

[Nouns] intelligibility; clearness, explicitness; lucidity, comprehensibility, perspicuity; legibility, plain speaking (manifestation) [more]; precision [more]; a word to the wise.

[Verbs] be intelligible; speak for itself, speak volumes; tell its own tale, lie on the surface.

render intelligible; popularize, simplify, clear up; elucidate (explain) [more].

understand, comprehend, take, take in; catch, grasp, follow, collect, master, make out; see with half an eye, see daylight, see one's way; enter into the ideas of; come to an understanding.

[Adjectives] intelligible; clear, clear as day, clear as noonday; lucid; perspicuous, transpicuous; luminous, transparent.

easily understood, easy to understand, for the million, intelligible to the meanest capacity, popularized.

plain, distinct, explicit; positive; definite (precise) [more].

graphic; expressive (meaning) [more]; illustrative (explanatory) [more].

unambiguous, unequivocal, unmistakable (manifest) [more]; unconfused; legible, recognizable; obvious [more].

[Adverbs] in plain terms, in plain words, in plain English.

[Phrases] he that runs may read (manifest) [more].

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