lucid[ loo-sid ]SEE DEFINITION OF lucid
Synonyms for lucid
- crystal clear
Antonyms for lucid
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LUCID
Many of his decisions were models of deep research and lucid statement.
Thereupon he gave a brief, lucid account of what had occurred in the night.
Sometimes in lucid moments he thought he was like a place where there had once been a spring.
Milly followed this—it was lucid; but it suggested something apart.
He must be master of a lucid, virile, attractive literary style.
She came down the path carrying her despair with lucid calmness.
He was in a state of distraction as to his feelings and yet lucid as to his mind.
He did not care what the end would be, and in his lucid moments overvalued his indifference.
And he was aware of this impassiveness concealing a lucid astonishment.
Would that her brother was favored with some of these lucid intervals!
1590s, "bright, shining," from Latin lucidus "light, bright, clear," figuratively "perspicuous, lucid, clear," from lucere "to shine," from lux (genitive lucis) "light," from PIE root *leuk- "to shine, be bright" (see light (n.)). Sense of "easy to understand" first recorded 1786. Lucid interval "period of calm or temporary sanity" (1580s) is from Medieval Latin lucida intervalla (plural), which was common in medieval English legal documents (cf. non est compos mentis, sed gaudet lucidis intervallis). Related: Lucidly; lucidness (1640s).
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR LUCID
- loud enough
- open and shut
- spelled out