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1       adj   Lucid writing or speech is clear and easy to understand.   (=clear)  
...a lucid account of the history of mankind..., His prose as always lucid and compelling.     
  lucidly      adv   ADV with v   (=clarity)  
Both of them had the ability to present complex matters lucidly.     
  lucidity      n-uncount  
His writings were marked by an extraordinary lucidity and elegance of style.     
2       adj   If someone is lucid, they are thinking clearly again after a period of illness or confusion.  
FORMAL   He wasn't very lucid, he didn't quite know where he was.     
  lucidity      n-uncount  
The pain had lessened in the night, but so had his lucidity.     
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  


1    clear, clear-cut, comprehensible, crystal clear, distinct, evident, explicit, intelligible, limpid, obvious, pellucid, plain, transparent  
2    beaming, bright, brilliant, effulgent, gleaming, luminous, radiant, resplendent, shining  
3    clear, crystalline, diaphanous, glassy, limpid, pellucid, pure, translucent, transparent  
4    all there, clear-headed, compos mentis, in one's right mind, rational, reasonable, sane, sensible, sober, sound  
1    ambiguous, clear as mud     (informal)   confused, equivocal, incomprehensible, indistinct, muddled, unclear, unintelligible, vague  
2    dull  
3    unclear  
4    confused, irrational, muddled, unclear, unperceptive, vague  

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lucidly, lucidity, lurid, luckily

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