Thesaurus

clear

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of clear

  1. 1 easily seen through the clear glass walls of the aquarium's giant ocean tank Synonyms of clear crystal, crystal clear, crystalline, limpid, liquid, lucent, pellucid, see-through, transparent Words Related to clear colorless, uncolored; diaphanous, lucid, semitranslucent, semitransparent, sheer, translucent, transparentized; glassy, vitreous Near Antonyms of clear colored, dark, glazed, tinted; filmy, foggy, hazy, misty, nebulous, smoky (also smokey); dense, muddy, murky, turbid Antonyms of clear cloudy, opaque

  2. 2 not subject to misinterpretation or more than one interpretation the meaning of her broad smile was clear to the whole class Synonyms of clear apparent, bald, bald-faced, barefaced, bright-line, broad, clear-cut, crystal clear, decided, distinct, evident, lucid, luculent, luminous, manifest, nonambiguous, obvious, open-and-shut, palpable, patent, pellucid, perspicuous, plain, ringing, straightforward, transparent, unambiguous, unambivalent, unequivocal, unmistakable Words Related to clear cognizable, cognoscible, comprehendible, comprehensible, digestible, fathomable, graspable, intelligible, knowable, understandable; self-evident, self-explanatory; clean-cut, simple, tidy, uncomplicated; overt, undisguised; appreciable, perceptible, recognizable, sensible, tangible; discernible (also discernable), noticeable, observable, visible; black-and-white, explicit, trenchant, well-defined; clean, decipherable, fair, legible, readable Near Antonyms of clear incomprehensible, indecipherable, unfathomable, unintelligible, unknowable; impalpable, imperceptible, inappreciable, indiscernible, insensible; cloudy, gauzy, gray (also grey), hazy, imprecise, indefinite, indeterminate, misty, murky, nebulous, noncommital, sketchy, slippery, subtle, vague; illegible, undecipherable, unreadable Antonyms of clear ambiguous, clouded, cryptic, dark, enigmatic (also enigmatical), equivocal, indistinct, mysterious, nonobvious, obfuscated, obscure, unapparent, unclarified, unclear, unclouded

  3. 3 having or showing a mind free from doubt I need to be absolutely clear about what you're saying Synonyms of clear assured, certain, cocksure, confident, doubtless, implicit, positive, sanguine, sureWords Related to clear self-assured, self-conceited, self-confident; decisive, resolute, unfaltering, unhesitating, unquestioning, unwaveringNear Antonyms of clear hesitant, indecisive, vacillating, wavering; diffident, unassumingAntonyms of clear doubtful, dubious, uncertain, unsure

  4. 4 not stormy or cloudy novice pilots can only fly on clear days Synonyms of clear bright, fair, cloudless, sunny, sunshiny, uncloudedWords Related to clear balmy, clement, gentle, mild, moderate, temperate; calm, halcyon, peaceful, placid, serene, tranquil; fine, pleasantNear Antonyms of clear harsh, inclement, severe; blustering, blustery, breezy, gusty; foggy, hazy, misty, murky, soupyAntonyms of clear bleak, cloudy, dirty, foul, nasty, overcast, rainy, raw, rough, squally, stormy, sunless, tempestuous, turbulent

  5. 5 serving to put an end to all debate or questioning the evidence is clear: he's innocent Synonyms of clear absolute, conclusive, deciding, decisive, definitive, lastWords Related to clear determinate, determinative, dispositive, hands-down, inarguable, incontestable, incontrovertible, indisputable, indubitable, irrefutable, unanswerable, undebatable, undeniable, undisputable, unquestionable; unchallenged, uncontested, undisputed; unambiguous, unequivocal; certain, definite, positive, sure; cogent, compelling, convincing, persuasive, tellingNear Antonyms of clear debatable, disputable, doubtable, doubtful, moot, problematic (also problematical), questionable, refutable; ambiguous, equivocal; controversial, debated, disputedAntonyms of clear inconclusive, indecisive, unclear

  6. 6 allowing passage without obstruction flooding was widespread, and only some roads are clear so far Synonyms of clear open, cleared, free, unclogged, unclosed, unobstructed, unstoppedWords Related to clear enterable, navigable, passable; emptied, empty, unoccupied, vacant; exposed, revealed; gaping, wide, yawning; unbarred, unbolted, unclasped, unfastened, unlatched, unlocked, unsealed; unbuttoned, unclenched, unfolded, unfurled, unzippedNear Antonyms of clear impassable (also impassible); constricted, cramped, encumbered, hampered, hindered, impeded, interfered (with), trammeled (or trammelled); barricaded, blockaded, dammed, gatedAntonyms of clear blocked, clogged, closed, jammed, obstructed, plugged, shut, stopped, stuffed, uncleared

  7. 7 free from guilt or blame slept with a clear conscience Synonyms of clear blameless, cleanhanded, innocent, faultless, guiltless, impeccable, inculpable, irreproachable, lily-whiteWords Related to clear absolved, acquitted, cleared, exonerated, vindicated; ethical, law-abiding, moral, righteous, upright, virtuousNear Antonyms of clear blamable, blameworthy, censurable, culpable, impeachable, indictable, punishable; accused, impeached, indicted; condemned, convicted; hangdog, shamed, shamefacedAntonyms of clear guilty

  8. 8 giving off or reflecting much light spermaceti candles were once highly prized for the clear flame that they produced Synonyms of clear beaming, bedazzling, brilliant, candescent, bright, dazzling, effulgent, fulgent, glowing, incandescent, lambent, lucent, lucid, luminous, lustrous, radiant, refulgent, sheeny, shining, shiny, splendidWords Related to clear ablaze, ardent, blazing, burning, combusting, fiery, flaming, red-hot; agleam, aglitter, blinding, coruscant, flaring, flashing, flickering, gemmy, glancing, glaring, gleaming, glimmering, glinting, glistening, glistering, glittering, scintillant, scintillating, shimmering, shimmery, sparkling, sunny, twinkling, winking; burnished, polished, shined; superbright, ultrabrightNear Antonyms of clear blackened, dark, darkened, darkish, darkling, darksome, dimmed, dusky, gloomy, lightless, murky, obscure, obscured, pitch-black, pitch-dark, somber (or sombre), sunless, tenebrous, unlit; cloudy, shadowlike, shadowy, shady; gray (also grey), leaden, pale, palishAntonyms of clear dim, dull, lackluster, unbright, unbrilliant

Synonym Discussion of clear

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

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of clear

  1. 1 to rid the surface of (as an area) from things in the way the early settlers worked hard to clear the land for crops Synonyms of clear free, open, unblock Words Related to clear ease, facilitate, loosen (up), smooth, unchoke, unclog, unplug, unstop; unclutter; strip Near Antonyms of clear clog, close, dam, obstruct, plug, stop; clutter (up) Antonyms of clear block

  2. 2 to set (a person or thing) free of something that encumbers cleared the woods of brush Synonyms of clear rid, disburden, disencumber, divest, free, relieve, unburdenWords Related to clear discharge, emancipate, enfranchise, liberate, loose, loosen, manumit, release, spring, unbind, uncage, unchain, unfetter; bail (out), deliver, redeem, rescue; disengage, disentangle, extricateNear Antonyms of clear bog (down), fetter, hamper, restrain, shackle, subject, weigh down, weight (down)Antonyms of clear burden, encumber, saddle

  3. 3 to give what is owed for finally cleared the last debt Synonyms of clear ante up, balance, pay, discharge, foot, liquidate, meet, pay off, pay up, pony up, quit, recompense, settle, spring (for), standAntonyms of clear repudiate

  4. 4 to remove the contents of cleared a drawer so there would be a place to store his clothes Synonyms of clear empty, evacuate, vacate, voidWords Related to clear deplete, drain, eliminate, exhaust, waste; bleed, draw (off); clean, flush, purge, scour, sweepAntonyms of clear fill, load

  5. 5 to remove usually visible impurities from cleared the car windows Synonyms of clear clarify, distill (also distil), filter, fine, garble, purifyWords Related to clear process, rectify, refine; clean, cleanse, decontaminate, elutriate, purge, wash; extract, leach; bolt, screen, sieve, sift; disinfect, sanitizeNear Antonyms of clear cloud, dull, muddy; contaminate, dirty, soil; defile, pollute, taint; begrime, besmirch, foul, sully

  6. 6 to set free from entanglement or difficulty cleared himself of any involvement in the matter Synonyms of clear extricate, disembarrass, disengage, disentangle, free, liberate, release, untangleWords Related to clear deliver, redeem, rescue, save; disburden, disencumber, unburden; unravel, unsnarl, untie, untwineNear Antonyms of clear block, hamper, hinder, impede, obstruct; burden, encumber, load, weighAntonyms of clear embroil, entangle

  7. 7 to make passage through (something) possible by removing obstructions plows promptly cleared the roads of snow Synonyms of clear open, free, unclog, unplug, unstopWords Related to clear ease, facilitate, loosen (up), smoothNear Antonyms of clear constrict, encumber, hamper, hinder, impede, interfere (with), obstruct, trammel; barricade, blockadeAntonyms of clear block, clog (up), close, dam (up), plug (up), stop

  8. 8 to free from a charge of wrongdoing she had once been accused of embezzlement, but an investigation by the bank cleared her Synonyms of clear absolve, acquit, exculpate, exonerate, vindicateWords Related to clear atone (for), expiate; discharge, liberate, redeem, release, unburden; condone, excuse, whitewash; forgive, pardon, remit; avenge, redress, revengeNear Antonyms of clear accuse, arraign, charge, impeach, indict; convictAntonyms of clear criminate, incriminate

  9. 9 to give official acceptance of as satisfactory the administration cleared the plan, and building should begin shortly Synonyms of clear accredit, approbate, authorize, approve, confirm, finalize, formalize, homologate, OK (or okay), ratify, sanction, warrantWords Related to clear accept, acknowledge, affirm; certify, endorse (also indorse), validate; bless, canonize, sanctify; initial, rubber-stamp, sign, sign off (on); allow, enable, legalize, license (also licence), pass, permit; reapproveNear Antonyms of clear ban, enjoin, forbid, illegalize, interdict, prohibit, proscribe; disregard, ignore, neglect, overlook; rebuff, rebut, refuse, spurnAntonyms of clear decline, deny, disallow, disapprove, negative, reject, turn down, veto

  10. 10 to take away from a place or position cleared the dishes from the table Synonyms of clear remove, draw, take out, withdrawWords Related to clear demount, dislodge; abstract, cut, draw off, draw out, extract, pull; budge, dislocate, displace, disturb, move, shift, transfer, transposeNear Antonyms of clear mount; anchor, clamp, fix, hitch, moor, secure, set; embed (also imbed), entrench (also intrench), implant, ingrain (also engrain), lodge, root; set up, site, situate, stickAntonyms of clear place, position, put

  11. 11 to give information to please clear my mind about the new arrangement regarding reimbursement for traveling expenses Synonyms of clear acquaint, advise, apprise, brief, catch up, enlighten, clue (in), familiarize, fill in, hip, inform, instruct, tell, verse, wise (up)Words Related to clear advertise, alert, notify; announce (to), disclose (to); assure, certify, convince, reassure, warrant; educate, lecture, school, teach, tutor; disabuse, disenchant, disillusion, undeceiveNear Antonyms of clear misinform, mislead

  12. 12 to receive after charges and deductions have been made cleared enough from that stock transaction to be able to afford a new luxury automobile Synonyms of clear netWords Related to clear earn, gain, garner, get, make, realize; cash in (on), rake (in); clean upNear Antonyms of clear gross


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