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lucid

[ loo-sid ]

adjective

  1. easily understood; completely intelligible or comprehensible:

    a lucid explanation.

    Synonyms: obvious, evident, understandable, plain

    Antonyms: obscure

  2. characterized by clear perception or understanding; rational or sane:

    a lucid moment in his madness.

    Synonyms: reasonable, sound

    Antonyms: irrational

  3. shining or bright.

    Synonyms: luminous, radiant

    Antonyms: dim

  4. clear; pellucid; transparent.

    Synonyms: limpid

    Antonyms: obscure



lucid

/ ˈluːsɪd /

adjective

  1. readily understood; clear
  2. shining or glowing
  3. psychiatry of or relating to a period of normality between periods of insane or irresponsible behaviour


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Derived Forms

  • ˈlucidly, adverb
  • luˈcidity, noun

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Other Words From

  • lu·cidi·ty lucid·ness noun
  • lucid·ly adverb
  • non·lucid adjective
  • non·lucid·ly adverb
  • non·lucid·ness noun
  • un·lucid adjective
  • un·lucid·ly adverb
  • un·lucid·ness noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of lucid1

First recorded in 1575–85; from Latin lūcidus, equivalent to lūc- (stem of lūx light 1 ) + -idus -id 4

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Word History and Origins

Origin of lucid1

C16: from Latin lūcidus full of light, from lūx light

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Example Sentences

Because Woods was lucid, had no odor of alcohol and gave off no evidence of having used medication or narcotics, Gonzalez did not administer a field sobriety test or call in a drug-recognition expert to assess Woods, Villanueva said.

This quirk allows lucid dreamers to use eye movements to communicate with the outside world.

The writing is largely lucid and succinct, but repetitive in places.

This visualization exercise, similar to lucid dreaming — the act of dreaming consciously — can enable us to cope better with our concerns about death and inspire us about our futures.

I remember the feeling of relief when I came around the corner to see he was alive and lucid, followed by my dread when I realized he was in immense pain.

Joseph Heller called it the “most stirring and lucid account of World War II that I have ever read.”

Compact and precise—just 172 pages of text and 23 pages of notes—the book is a model of lucid historical writing.

This “lucid interval” is found in nearly half of all cases of epidural hematoma (Bullock, Neurosurgery, 2006).

I would look at the rest of his work to see if he was interested in lucid dreaming.

My old boss has produced a highly readable, engaging, lucid book on practical economics.

If I selected lucid and simple extracts, they would give no idea of the intricacy and prolixity of Duns.

Again, he may have lucid intervals during which he is quite as capable of contracting as other persons.

Again an insane person may make a will provided this is done during a lucid interval.

This plan was developed by Mr. Goulburn, in a lucid and able speech, on the 8th of March.

A lucid, correct, harmonious, style—they have forgotten what it means—what virtue there is in it.

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