- clearly expressed or presented; lucid.
Origin of perspicuous
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Examples from the Web for perspicuous
This is at all times a great aid to a clear and perspicuous statement.Hints on Extemporaneous Preaching
This is not a fine style, but simple, perspicuous, and agreeable.Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)
Thomas Babington Macaulay
Both the plan and style are perspicuous; it is admirably adapted for what it is intended.The Crystal Palace
The tongue of him to whom they incline is foreign, and this is the perspicuous Arabic tongue.Selections From The Kur-an
Edward William Lane
Thought must be true, perspicuous, and adapted to the subject.Loyola and the Educational System of the Jesuits
- (of speech or writing) easily understood; lucid
Word Origin and History for perspicuous
late 15c., from Latin perspicuus "transparent, clear, evident," from perspicere "look through, look closely at" (see perspective). Related: Perspicuously; perspicuousness.