Synonyms & Antonyms of limpid

1 easily seen through
  • her eyes are the blue of a limpid stream of water

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How does the adjective limpid contrast with its synonyms?

Some common synonyms of limpid are clear, translucent, and transparent. While all these words mean "capable of being seen through," limpid suggests the soft clearness of pure water.

her eyes were limpid pools of blue

When can clear be used instead of limpid?

The words clear and limpid can be used in similar contexts, but clear implies absence of cloudiness, haziness, or muddiness.

clear water

When would translucent be a good substitute for limpid?

While in some cases nearly identical to limpid, translucent implies the passage of light but not a clear view of what lies beyond.

translucent frosted glass

When might transparent be a better fit than limpid?

Although the words transparent and limpid have much in common, transparent implies being so clear that objects can be seen distinctly.

a transparent sheet of film

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The first known use of limpid was in 1609

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“Limpid.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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