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lucid

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of lucid

  1. 1 giving off or reflecting much light those lucid bands that spread across the arctic sky and are known as the northern lights Synonyms of lucid beaming, bedazzling, brilliant, candescent, clear, dazzling, effulgent, fulgent, glowing, incandescent, lambent, lucent, bright, luminous, lustrous, radiant, refulgent, sheeny, shining, shiny, splendidWords Related to lucid 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 lucid 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 lucid dim, dull, lackluster, unbright, unbrilliant

  2. 2 having full use of one's mind and control over one's actions decided to make out her will while she was still lucid Synonyms of lucid balanced, clearheaded, compos mentis, sane, normal, right, stableWords Related to lucid analytic (or analytical), clear, coherent, logical, rational, reasonable; even-keeled, judicious, levelheaded, sensible, wise; healthy, sound, unneurotic; well-adjusted, well-balancedNear Antonyms of lucid balmy, bananas, batty, bughouse [slang], certifiable, crackbrained, cracked, crackpot, cranky [dialect], cuckoo, daffy, daft, dotty, fruity [slang], gaga, loco [slang], loony (also looney), loopy, meshuga (or meshugge also meshugah or meshuggah), moonstruck, nuts, nutty, scatty [chiefly British], screwy, wacko (also whacko), wacky (also whacky); aberrant, delirious, disordered; delusional, delusionary, disturbed, neurotic, obsessive-compulsive, paranoiac (also paranoic), paranoid (also paranoidal), psycho, psychotic, schizo, schizoid, schizophrenic, schizy (or schizzy); eccentric, odd, oddball, off, pixilated (also pixillated), potty [chiefly British], queer, strange; foolish, senseless, witless; irrational, mixed-up, unreasonable; depressed, despondent; distracted, distraught, frantic, frenzied, haywire, hysterical (also hysteric), raving, wigged-out; amok (or amuck), ape, ballistic, berserk, nuclear; fixated, monomaniac, monomaniacal, obsessedAntonyms of lucid brainsick, crazed, crazy, demented, deranged, insane, lunatic, mad, maniacal (also maniac), mental, unbalanced, unsound

  3. 3 not subject to misinterpretation or more than one interpretation tried to make his instructions as lucid as possible so that everyone would understand what to do Synonyms of lucid apparent, bald, bald-faced, barefaced, bright-line, broad, clear-cut, crystal clear, decided, distinct, evident, clear, luculent, luminous, manifest, nonambiguous, obvious, open-and-shut, palpable, patent, pellucid, perspicuous, plain, ringing, straightforward, transparent, unambiguous, unambivalent, unequivocal, unmistakableWords Related to lucid 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, readableNear Antonyms of lucid 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, unreadableAntonyms of lucid ambiguous, clouded, cryptic, dark, enigmatic (also enigmatical), equivocal, indistinct, mysterious, nonobvious, obfuscated, obscure, unapparent, unclarified, unclear, unclouded

Synonym Discussion of lucid

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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