Perspicuous

  • 1 Perspicuous — 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. [1913 Webster] 2. Clear to the understanding; capable of being clearly… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 perspicuous — I adjective accurate, apparent, appreciable, apprehensible, clear, cognizable, coherent, comprehensible, conceivable, definite, distinct, evident, exact, explicable, explicit, factual, forceful, genuine, intelligible, manifest, obvious, overt,… …

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  • 3 perspicuous — late 15c., from L. perspicuus “transparent, clear, evident,” from perspicere (see PERSPECTIVE (Cf. perspective)). Related: Perspicuously; perspicuousness …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 perspicuous — *clear, lucid Analogous words: manifest, *evident, plain, distinct: *explicit, express, specific, definite Contrasted words: *turbid, muddy: inflated, flatulent, tumid, turgid …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 perspicuous — [adj] clear, obvious apparent, clear cut, comprehensible, crystal*, crystalclear*, distinct, easily understood, explicit, intelligible, limpid, lucent, lucid, luminous, pellucid, plain, self evident, straightforward, transparent, unambiguous,… …

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  • 6 perspicuous — ► ADJECTIVE 1) clearly expressed and easily understood; lucid. 2) expressing things clearly. DERIVATIVES perspicuity noun perspicuously adverb. ORIGIN Latin perspicuus transparent, clear …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 perspicuous — [pər spik′yo͞o əs] adj. [ME, transparent < L perspicuus < perspicere, to see through: see PERSPECTIVE] clear in statement or expression; easily understood; lucid perspicuity [pʉr΄spi kyo͞o′ə tē] n. perspicuousness perspicuously adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 perspicuous — adjective Etymology: Latin perspicuus transparent, perspicuous, from perspicere Date: 1586 plain to the understanding especially because of clarity and precision of presentation < a perspicuous argument > Synonyms: see clear • perspicuity noun •… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 9 perspicuous — perspicacious, perspicuous Fowler (1926) snootily urged the use of simpler alternatives by ‘those who are neither learned nor pretentious’. Perspicacious means ‘having mental penetration or discernment, discerning’, and its corresponding noun is… …

    Modern English usage

  • 10 perspicuous — adjective a) Clearly expressed, easy to understand; lucid. I am always willing to run some hazard of being tedious in order to be sure that I am perspicuous; b) Of a language or notation, such as that of formal propositional calculus: where the… …

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  • 11 perspicuous — perspicuously, adv. perspicuousness, n. /peuhr spik yooh euhs/, adj. 1. clearly expressed or presented; lucid. 2. perspicacious. [1470 80; < L perspicuus transparent, equiv. to perspic , s. of perspicere to look or see through (per PER + spicere …

    Universalium

  • 12 perspicuous — Synonyms and related words: Attic, Ciceronian, acute, apparent, apperceptive, appercipient, argute, astute, chaste, classic, clean cut, clear, clear as crystal, clear as day, clear cut, cogent, coherent, connected, consistent, crisp, crystal,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 13 perspicuous — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. lucid, distinct, intelligible; see clear 2 , obvious 1 …

    English dictionary for students

  • 14 perspicuous — per·spic·u·ous || pÉ™r spɪkjÊŠÉ™s /pÉ™ s adj. expressed clearly; lucid, easily understood; discerning, perceptive, astute; transparent or translucent, allowing light to pass through (Archaic) …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 15 perspicuous — [pə spɪkjʊəs] adjective 1》 (of an account or representation) clearly expressed and easily understood; lucid. 2》 (of a person) expressing things clearly. Derivatives perspicuity noun perspicuously adverb Origin C15 (in the sense transparent ):… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 16 perspicuous — a. Clear, lucid, plain, transparent, intelligible, distinct, explicit, unequivocal, obvious …

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  • 17 perspicuous — adj 1. clear, lucid, intelligible, understandable, easily understood, comprehensible, penetrating; plain, distinct, plain as day, plain as the nose on one s face, evident, apparent, manifest, obvious, patent, palpable, tangible, evident, self… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 18 perspicuous — per·spic·u·ous …

    English syllables

  • 19 perspicuous — per•spic•u•ous [[t]pərˈspɪk yu əs[/t]] adj. clearly expressed or presented; lucid • Etymology: 1470–80; < L perspicuus transparent =perspic , s. of perspicere to look or see through (per per + spicere, comb. form of specere to look; see… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 perspicuous — /pəˈspɪkjuəs / (say puh spikyoohuhs) adjective 1. clear to the understanding. 2. clear in expression or statement; lucid. 3. → perspicacious. {late Middle English, from Latin perspicuus} –perspicuously, adverb –perspicuousness, noun …

    Australian English dictionary