His sadness over her descent into shooting up after managing to stay clean for a period is palpable.
The undercurrent was palpable: It could easily have been us.
His dislike for his opponent, 26 years his junior, whom he beat by a 7-point margin, is visceral and palpable.
late 14c., "that can be touched," from Late Latin palpabilis "that may be touched or felt," from Latin palpare "touch gently, stroke" (see feel (v.)). Figurative sense of "easily perceived, evident" also is from late 14c. Related: Palpably.
palpable pal·pa·ble (pāl'pə-bəl)
Perceptible to touch; capable of being palpated.