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perspicuous

perspicuous

adjective per·spic·u·ous \pər-ˈspi-kyə-wəs\

Definition of PERSPICUOUS

:  plain to the understanding especially because of clarity and precision of presentation <a perspicuous argument>
per·spi·cu·i·ty \ˌpər-spə-ˈkyü-ə-tē\ noun
per·spic·u·ous·ly \pər-ˈspi-kyə-wəs-lē\ adverb
per·spic·u·ous·ness noun

Examples of PERSPICUOUS

  1. <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

Rhymes with PERSPICUOUS

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