clear; easily understood
mentally rational; sane
bright, luminous, translucent or transparent
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Clear (Latin clarus, bright, brilliant) primarily refers to that which shines, and impresses the mind through the eye with a sense of luster or splendor. A substance is said to be clear that offers no impediment to vision — is not dim, dark, or obscure. Transparent refers to the medium through which a substance is seen, clear to the substance itself, without reference to anything to be seen through it; we speak of a stream as clear when we think of the water itself; we speak of it as transparent with reference to the ease with which we see the pebbles at the bottom. Clear is also said of that which comes to the senses without dimness, dulness, obstruction, or obscurity, so that there is no uncertainty as to its exact form, character, or meaning, with something of the brightness or brilliancy implied in the primary meaning of the word clear; as, the outlines of the ship were clear against the sky; a clear view; a clear note; "clear as a bell;" a clear, frosty air; a clear sky; a clear statement; hence, the word is used for that which is free from any kind of obstruction; as, a clear field. Lucid and pellucid refer to a shining clearness, as of crystal. A transparent body allows the forms and colors of objects beyond to be seen through it; a translucent body allows light to pass through, but may not permit forms and colors to be distinguished; plate glass is transparent, ground glass is translucent. Limpid refers to a liquid clearness, or that which suggests it; as, limpid streams. That which is distinct is well defined, especially in outline, each part or object standing or seeming apart from any other, not confused, indefinite, or blurred; distinct enunciation enables the hearer to catch every word or vocal sound without perplexity or confusion; a distinct statement is free from indefiniteness or ambiguity; a distinct apprehension of a thought leaves the mind in no doubt or uncertainty regarding it. That is plain, in the sense here considered, which is, as it were, level to the thought, so that one goes straight on without difficulty or hindrance; as, plain language; a plain statement; a clear explanation. Perspicuous is often equivalent to plain, but plain never wholly loses the meaning of unadorned, so that we can say the style is perspicuous tho highly ornate, when we could not call it at once ornate and plain. Compare EVIDENT.
apparent, clear, diaphanous, distinct, evident, explicit, intelligible, limpid, manifest, obvious, pellucid, perspicuous, plain, straightforward, translucent, transparent, unadorned, unambiguous, unequivocal, unmistakable
Clear to the mind; clear in argument; clear of or from annoyances.
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limpid, lucid, luculent, pellucid, crystal clear, perspicuousadjective
(of language) transparently clear; easily understandable
"writes in a limpid style"; "lucid directions"; "a luculent oration"- Robert Burton; "pellucid prose"; "a crystal clear explanation"; "a perspicuous argument"
having a clear mind
"a lucid moment in his madness"
coherent, logical, lucidadjective
capable of thinking and expressing yourself in a clear and consistent manner
"a lucid thinker"; "she was more coherent than she had been just after the accident"
crystalline, crystal clear, limpid, lucid, pellucid, transparentadjective
transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity
"the cold crystalline water of melted snow"; "crystal clear skies"; "could see the sand on the bottom of the limpid pool"; "lucid air"; "a pellucid brook"; "transparent crystal"
vapourous, sheer, cobwebby, pellucid, crystal clear, diaphanous, logical, see-through, vaporous, gossamer, limpid, filmy, crystalline, guileless, luculent, coherent, gauze-like, transparent, gauzy, perspicuous, liquid
"lucid" simply implies that the image or description gives you an accurate feeling to what it would be like if the viewer were in that situation.
the caption to this photo of a sunrise is so descriptive and lucid, i can feel and imagine myself being there.Submitted by JP03 on October 23, 2014
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He asked that beautiful Yogini in his lucid dream. “Can the higher caste people eat the eggs?” Yogini smiled at him, and said. “All humans are born equal. The castes were created by man, not by God. Your caste is defined by your character and what’s in your heart, not by what’s in your stomach. Eat healthy food that Science teaches, not what those ancient traditions dictate.”
Ordinarily he was insane, but he had lucid moments when he was merely stupid.
Public opinion is intelligent and wants to see change, most French voters want to work, desire progress and remain lucid.
Dream is not a revelation. If a dream affords the dreamer some light on himself, it is not the person with closed eyes who makes the discovery but the person with open eyes lucid enough to fit thoughts together. Dream- a scintillating mirage surrounded by shadows- is essentially poetry.
The lustre of a virtuous character cannot be defaced, nor can the vices of a vicious man ever become lucid. A jewel preserves its lustre, though trodden in the mud, but a brass pot, though placed upon the head, is brass still.
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- lúcidCatalan, Valencian
- brillante, lúcidoSpanish
- selkeä, selväpäinen, selvä, läpinäkyvä, kirkas, selkeä-älyinen, läpikuultavaFinnish
- claire, lucide, clairFrench
- स्पष्ट अर्थ काHindi
- светол, разумен, јасен, бистар, рационален, луциден, ведарMacedonian
- przejrzysty, jasny, klarownyPolish
- понятный, разумный, ясный, рациональный, светлыйRussian
- razuman, razumljivSerbo-Croatian
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