- the quality of being easily understood, completely intelligible, or comprehensible: She makes her argument with pointed logic and exemplary lucidity.
- the ability to see things clearly; rationality; sanity: In a rare moment of lucidity, the senator sided with his political enemies for the good of the country.
Examples from the Web for lucidity
Yet among his mish-mash of randomized factoids, there did occur a moment of lucidity.Among the Truthers (And Other Conspiracy Theorists)
April 3, 2012
LaPlante has witnessed firsthand the paradox of dementia and Alzheimer's, with alternating phases of deterioration and lucidity.The Detective Who Can't Remember Clues
July 27, 2011
It was lucidity at white heat: the last sublimation of passion.The Long Run
It has all the lucidity and charm of presentation we expect from this writer.William Shakespeare
Indeed, the narrative style of the Ram is lacking in lucidity!The Olive Fairy Book
She met this lucidity, Miss Cutter, with but an instant's lapse.Some Short Stories
But she was more and more all lucidity—save in so far as she was now almost all authority.The Outcry
Word Origin and History for lucidity
1650s, "brightness," from French lucidité, from Late Latin luciditas, from lucidus (see lucid). Meaning "intellectual clarity" attested by 1851.
- Clarity, especially mental clarity.