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transparent

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of transparent

  1. 1 easily seen through bottles of blue transparent glass Synonyms of transparent crystal, crystal clear, crystalline, limpid, liquid, lucent, pellucid, see-through, clearWords Related to transparent colorless, uncolored; diaphanous, lucid, semitranslucent, semitransparent, sheer, translucent, transparentized; glassy, vitreousNear Antonyms of transparent colored, dark, glazed, tinted; filmy, foggy, hazy, misty, nebulous, smoky (also smokey); dense, muddy, murky, turbidAntonyms of transparent cloudy, opaque

  2. 2 not subject to misinterpretation or more than one interpretation his meaning in leaving the conversation is transparent: he doesn't want to talk about his combat experiences Synonyms of transparent 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, clear, unambiguous, unambivalent, unequivocal, unmistakableWords Related to transparent 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 transparent 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 transparent ambiguous, clouded, cryptic, dark, enigmatic (also enigmatical), equivocal, indistinct, mysterious, nonobvious, obfuscated, obscure, unapparent, unclarified, unclear, unclouded

  3. 3 very thin and easy to see through told her she had to wear a slip under that nearly transparent skirt Synonyms of transparent cobwebby, diaphanous, filmy, gauzelike, gauzy, gossamer, gossamery, see-through, sheerWords Related to transparent peekaboo; clear, crystal, crystalline, limpid, liquid, lucent, pellucid; lucid, translucent; dainty, delicate, flimsy, fragile, frail, insubstantial, unsubstantial; colorless, uncoloredNear Antonyms of transparent opaque; cloudy, foggy, hazy, misty, murky, nebulous, smoky (also smokey); drab, dull, lackluster, lusterless

Synonym Discussion of transparent

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


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