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noun as in clearness

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The book and movie Awakenings, about patients who temporarily recovered consciousness and lucidity after treatment with l-dopa—a precursor of the neurotransmitter dopamine—was based on cases of people suffering from that form of Parkinson’s.

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Yet among his mish-mash of randomized factoids, there did occur a moment of lucidity.

LaPlante has witnessed firsthand the paradox of dementia and Alzheimer's, with alternating phases of deterioration and lucidity.

The strange lucidity of the somnambulist still hung over her brain and mind, though outwardly she appeared troubled and confused.

They looked through him, as if they saw with a lucidity even more unendurable than his, what was going on in Tanqueray's soul.

And he pursued his thought with the tenacity of the drunkard, who concentrates upon one idea all the lucidity of mind left to him.

From his corner of the fireside lounge, where he seated himself beside her, his eyes regarded her with a grave and dark lucidity.

Most people would have termed this poetic rapture passing into lucidity, but our friend avers that it is the Enemy.


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On this page you'll find 21 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to lucidity, such as: clarity, purity, and transparency.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.