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Meaning of CLEARNESS

Pronunciation:  'kleernis

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the quality of clear water; "when she awoke the clarity was back in her eyes"
  2. [n]  free from obscurity and easy to understand; the comprehensibility of clear expression
 

CLEARNESS is a 9 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: clarity, limpidity, lucidity, pellucidity, uncloudedness
 
 Antonyms: abstruseness, obscureness, obscurity, opacity, opaqueness, reconditeness, unclearness
 
 See Also: clearcutness, comprehensibility, distinctness, explicitness, focus, monosemy, perspicuity, perspicuousness, plainness, preciseness, quality, semitransparency, sharpness, translucence, translucency, transparence, transparency, transparentness, unambiguity, understandability, unequivocalness, visibility

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Clear"ness\, n.
The quality or state of being clear.

Syn: {Clearness}, {Perspicuity}.

Usage: Clearness has reference to our ideas, and springs from
       a distinct conception of the subject under
       consideration. Perspicuity has reference to the mode
       of expressing our ideas and belongs essentially to
       style. Hence we speak of a writer as having clear
       ideas, a clear arrangement, and perspicuous
       phraseology. We do at times speak of a person's having
       great clearness of style; but in such cases we are
       usually thinking of the clearness of his ideas as
       manifested in language. ``Whenever men think clearly,
       and are thoroughly interested, they express themselves
       with perspicuity and force.'' --Robertson.

 

 

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