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lucid

Something that's lucid is clear and understandable. Lucid writing is important in journalism, so that readers easily get the point of the article they're reading.

When what you write or say is lucid, it's straightforward and its meaning is crystal clear. You can also use the adjective lucid to describe your mind or thoughts when you're thinking in a rational, sensible way: "I was worried about my grandmother's confusion yesterday, but she seems really lucid today." Another meaning is "translucent," or "letting light shine through" — which makes sense since lucid comes from the Latin lucidus, "light or clear," with its root of lux, "light."

Definitions of lucid
  1. adjective
    (of language) transparently clear; easily understandable
    lucid directions”
    synonyms: crystal clear, limpid, luculent, pellucid, perspicuous
    clear
    readily apparent to the mind
  2. adjective
    having a clear mind
    “a lucid moment in his madness”
    Synonyms:
    sane
    mentally healthy; free from mental disorder
  3. adjective
    capable of thinking and expressing yourself in a clear and consistent manner
    “a lucid thinker”
    synonyms: coherent, logical
    rational
    consistent with or based on or using reason
  4. adjective
    transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity
    lucid air”
    synonyms: crystal clear, crystalline, limpid, pellucid, transparent
    clear
    allowing light to pass through
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