adjective lim·pid \ˈlim-pəd\

: perfectly clear

: clear and simple in style

Full Definition of LIMPID

a :  marked by transparency :  pellucid <limpid streams>
b :  clear and simple in style <limpid prose>
:  absolutely serene and untroubled
lim·pid·i·ty \lim-ˈpi-də-tē\ noun
lim·pid·ly \ˈlim-pəd-lē\ adverb
lim·pid·ness noun

Examples of LIMPID

  1. the limpid waters of the stream
  2. <her eyes are the blue of a limpid stream of water>

Origin of LIMPID

French or Latin; French limpide, from Latin limpidus, perhaps from lympha water — more at lymph
First Known Use: 1613

Synonym Discussion of LIMPID

clear, transparent, translucent, limpid mean capable of being seen through. clear implies absence of cloudiness, haziness, or muddiness <clear water>. transparent implies being so clear that objects can be seen distinctly <a transparent sheet of film>. translucent implies the passage of light but not a clear view of what lies beyond <translucent frosted glass>. limpid suggests the soft clearness of pure water <her eyes were limpid pools of blue>.

clear, perspicuous, lucid mean quickly and easily understood. clear implies freedom from obscurity, ambiguity, or undue complexity <clear instructions>. perspicuous applies to a style that is simple and elegant as well as clear <a perspicuous style>. lucid suggests a clear logical coherence and evident order of arrangement <a lucid explanation>.
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adjective lim·pid \ˈlim-pəd\

Definition of LIMPID for Kids

:  perfectly clear <limpid water>


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