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- lucid: see light
- lucid (adj.)
- 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 (non est compos mentis, sed gaudet lucidis intervallis). Related: Lucidly; lucidness (1640s).
- 1. His prose is always lucid and compelling.
- 2. In a rare lucid moment, she looked at me and smiled.
- 3. His explanation was lucid and to the point.
- 4. Haig was immediately impressed by Charteris's expertise and by his lucid explanation of the work.
- 5. He gave a more lucid exposition of the party's strategy than Bush has managed in months of obfuscation.
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