as in stable
having full use of one's mind and control over one's actions decided to make out her will while she was still lucid

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as in clear
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

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How does the adjective lucid differ from other similar words?

The words clear and perspicuous are common synonyms of lucid. While all three words mean "quickly and easily understood," lucid suggests a clear logical coherence and evident order of arrangement.

a lucid explanation

Where would clear be a reasonable alternative to lucid?

While in some cases nearly identical to lucid, clear implies freedom from obscurity, ambiguity, or undue complexity.

clear instructions

In what contexts can perspicuous take the place of lucid?

The words perspicuous and lucid are synonyms, but do differ in nuance. Specifically, perspicuous applies to a style that is simple and elegant as well as clear.

a perspicuous style


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“Lucid.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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