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Meaning of PERSPICUOUS

Pronunciation:  pur'spikyoous

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  (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"
 

PERSPICUOUS is a 11 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: clear, crystal clear, limpid, lucid, luculent, pellucid
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Per*spic"u*ous\, a. [L. perspicuus, from perspicere
to look through. See {Perspective}.]
1. Capable of being through; transparent; translucent; not
   opaque. [Obs.] --Peacham.

2. Clear to the understanding; capable of being clearly
   understood; clear in thought or in expression; not obscure
   or ambiguous; as, a perspicuous writer; perspicuous
   statements. ``The purpose is perspicuous.'' --Shak. --
   {Per*spic"u*ous*ly}, adv. -- {Per*spic"u*ous*ness}, n.

 
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