Definition of perspicuous
: plain to the understanding especially because of clarity and precision of presentation <a perspicuous argument>
Examples of perspicuous
<believing that poetry need not be as perspicuous as prose, he writes poems that are intentionally ambiguous>
Origin of perspicuous
Latin perspicuus transparent, perspicuous, from perspicere
First Known Use: 1586
Synonym Discussion of perspicuous
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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