What is a word that describes something that is easy to understand?

Just looking for a word that means something that is easy to understand.

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    What research have you done? What words did you find and why didn't they work for you? From the single-word-requests page: To ensure your question is not closed as off-topic, please be specific about the intended use of the word. YOU MUST INCLUDE A SAMPLE SENTENCE demonstrating how the word would be used. Commented Aug 14, 2018 at 23:54

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straight·for·ward ˌstrātˈfôrwərd/Submit adjective uncomplicated and easy to do or understand. "in a straightforward case no fees will be charged" synonyms: uncomplicated, simple, easy, effortless, painless, undemanding, plain sailing, child's play; More (of a person) honest and frank. "a straightforward young man" synonyms: honest, frank, candid, open, truthful, sincere, on the level; More

note: no great merit on my end. search easy to understand synonym and you will get words for which easy to understand is a synonym. which led me to straightforward. I know it and it fits the bill.


I'll go with "comprehensible".

adj. Readily comprehended or understood; intelligible.
American Heritage Dictionary

Example sentence:

"I like this definition because it's really concise and comprehensible, but are you allowed to use the word in the definition of the word?"


Perhaps intuitive

adjective in·tu·i·tive \ in-ˈtü-ə-tiv , -ˈtyü- \
readily learned or understood.

Example sentence:

This software has an intuitive interface.

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