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limpid

[lim-pid] /ˈlɪm pɪd/
adjective
1.
clear, transparent, or pellucid, as water, crystal, or air:
We could see to the very bottom of the limpid pond.
2.
free from obscurity; lucid; clear:
a limpid style; limpid prose.
3.
completely calm; without distress or worry:
a limpid, emotionless existence.
Origin of limpid
1605-1615
First recorded in 1605-15, limpid is from the Latin word limpidus clear. See lymph, -id4
Related forms
limpidity, limpidness, noun
limpidly, adverb
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  • I believed in visions––in the deep, limpid, mysterious springs of conduct.

  • From it came the sound of a voice, limpid, clear, which Lennox knew and knew too was not Margaret's.

    The Paliser case Edgar Saltus
  • Birds called excitedly and flew exultantly about in the limpid air.

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    Pemberton Ginther
  • Her eyes were soft and limpid, and they held an expression of dreaminess in their depths.

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    Dorothy Whitehill
  • He is lacking in the limpid clarity of sheer light-heartedness.

    Maxim Gorki

    Hans Ostwald
  • limpid: clear and transparent: applied to wings and ornamentation.

  • The water is of great depth, limpid, and supplied from a thousand springs.

    The Pioneers James Fenimore Cooper
  • Forrester looked at her limpid blue eyes and her lovely face.

    Pagan Passions Gordon Randall Garrett
  • The draining of a well so limpid was the easiest thing in the world.

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British Dictionary definitions for limpid

limpid

/ˈlɪmpɪd/
adjective
1.
clear or transparent
2.
(esp of writings, style, etc) free from obscurity
3.
calm; peaceful
Derived Forms
limpidity, limpidness, noun
limpidly, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from French limpide, from Latin limpidus clear
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Word Origin and History for limpid
adj.

c.1600, from French limpide (15c.) and directly from Latin limpidus "clear," from limpa "water goddess, water;" probably cognate with lympha "clear liquid" (see lymph). Related: Limpidly.

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