A Word A Day : Limpid
Thursday, 7th February 2008 : Today's Word is ...
( Adjective )
Pronunciation : lím-pid
1. expressing something in a way that is clear and easy to understand
2. emotionally calm and composed
3. clear and transparent
4. Admitting light so that objects beyond can be seen
5. Free from what obscures or dims
Early 17th century - Directly or via French - Latin limpidus -clear
1609, from Fr - limpide - from L - limpidus - clear - from limpa - water goddess, water - probably cognate with lympha - clear liquid
bright, comprehensible, crystal-clear, crystalline, definite, distinct, filmy, intelligible, lucid, luculent, obvious, pellucid, perspicuous, pure, see-through, thin, translucent, transparent, transpicuous, unambiguous, clear, diaphanous, sheer, crystal, understandable, intelligible, clear as day
muddy, opaque, incomprehensible, obscure, unintelligible, vague
means clear or calm.
is limp or listless.
means light passes through but without clarity.
means light passes through with clarity.
• We could see to the very bottom of the limpid
• He writes in a limpid style
• From this great treasury of waters issue forth limpid
streams which, augmenting as they descend, become main tributaries of the Missouri on the one side, and the Columbia on the other.
• In Canada, We enjoyed a limpid
and emotionless existence.
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