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Related to pellucidity: taciturnity, volubility


1. Admitting the passage of light; transparent or translucent. See Synonyms at clear.
2. Transparently clear in style or meaning: pellucid prose.

[Latin pellūcidus, from pellūcēre, to shine through : per-, through; see per- + lūcēre, to shine; see leuk- in Indo-European roots.]

pel·lu·cid′i·ty, pel·lu′cid·ness n.
pel·lu′cid·ly adv.


the quality, state, or art of writing or speaking in a fashion that is easy to understand. — pellucidness, n. — pellucid, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pellucidity - free from obscurity and easy to understand; the comprehensibility of clear expression
comprehensibility, understandability - the quality of comprehensible language or thought
monosemy - having a single meaning (absence of ambiguity) usually of individual words or phrases
focus - maximum clarity or distinctness of an idea; "the controversy brought clearly into focus an important difference of opinion"
clearcutness, preciseness - clarity as a consequence of precision
perspicuity, perspicuousness, plainness - clarity as a consequence of being perspicuous
unambiguity, unequivocalness - clarity achieved by the avoidance of ambiguity
explicitness - clarity as a consequence of being explicit
2.pellucidity - passing light without diffusion or distortion
transparentness, transparence, transparency - the quality of being clear and transparent


The quality of being clear and easy to perceive or understand:
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In order to increase the pellucidity of the 3rd question, only the phrase "When you worry about taking them for the rest of your life" was replaced as "When you worry about taking them during your life".
This occurred almost immediately after, after I stepped outside onto the gallery, into the sunshine, the coolish remnants of it, winter day, a pellucidity in the air that was rainswept and fresh, a chilliness unlike anything you would think of, a displacement that promised in these environs not desolation or an icy, lonely death but rejuvenation, alertness, a fresh awareness--how to put it, I thought, leaning over the rail, looking at the far bank that was tousled with reeds and beyond the bank through the sawgrass and the little hammocks of pines and palms to the swamp, where the old life, unable to resist the encroach of progress, went on as if it didn't matter--how to say it was far too possible--probable--to see too much to get the facts straight.
IF NEUROTIC BLINDNESS, MORBID LOATHING, and ferocious adherence to an idea are the symptoms of intellectual swamp fever, common sense and disinterested pellucidity are the marks of a healthy intelligence.