lucid
[ loo-sid ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
late 16th century; Latin from "bright, shining" (a sense now obsolete or restricted), from the Latin lucidus "light, bright, clear," figuratively "perspicuous, lucid, clear," from lucere "to shine," from lux "light"
Synonyms
    1.
  • luminous beaming bright
    2.
  • unambiguous clear comprehendible explicit
Antonyms
    1.
  • clouded dark foggy gloomy murky
    2.
  • cloudy confused muddied vague unclear
Definition
1. shining or bright
2. easily understood; completely intelligible or comprehensible
Examples
1. A) By the lucid light of the streetlamp, she could see exactly who was approaching on the sidewalk. B) The lucid sun peeked through the curtains, and he had to squint to see properly.
2. A) Despite his injuries, he had remained lucid enough to describe what happened to the medics. B) The handwriting was completely illegible but the meaning was distressingly lucid in its implications.
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