Definition of Perspicuous

1. Adjective. (of language) transparently clear; easily understandable. "A perspicuous argument"

Exact synonyms: Crystal Clear, Limpid, Lucid, Luculent, Pellucid
Category relationships: Language, Linguistic Communication
Similar to: Clear
Derivative terms: Limpidity, Lucidity, Pellucidity, Perspicuity, Perspicuousness



Definition of Perspicuous

1. a. Capable of being through; transparent; translucent; not opaque.

Definition of Perspicuous

1. Adjective. Clearly expressed, easy to understand; lucid. ¹

2. Adjective. (logic) Of a language or notation, such as that of formal propositional calculus: where the process of inference from premises to conclusion is explicitly laid out. ¹

3. Adjective. (rare) Transparent; translucent. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Perspicuous

1. [adj]

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Literary usage of Perspicuous

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1. A Manual of English Prose Literature: Biographical and Critical, Designed by William Minto (1895)
"For him an abstruse style cannot be perspicuous—simplicity is ... But some of our readers will say that Johnson is called a perspicuous writer. ..."

2. James Mill: A Biography by Alexander Bain (1882)
"Irrespective of the point of idiom, Mill is a careful, correct, and perspicuous writer. His grammar is, to my mind, lers often at fault than his son's. ..."

3. Southey's Common-place Book by Robert Southey (1849)
"... as with a foil, is set off the more by a great black cloud that is continually under it, as is the whiteness of the Milky Way rendered more perspicuous, ..."

4. Lectures on the Sacred Poetry of the Hebrews by Robert Lowth, George Gregory, Johann David Michaelis (1815)
"... and variety—For the first an image is requisite, apt, well-known, and perspicuous ; it is of little consequence whether It be sublime or beautiful, ..."

5. The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature by Tobias George Smollett (1807)
"a command of perspicuous and elegant language, which jins all the fluency and ease of an, original composition. ART. II. ..."

6. The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature by Tobias George Smollett (1811)
"Our limits wilf not permit us to extend our notice of this work, but we can recommend it to our readers as containing a very succinct, perspicuous, ..."

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