Origin of perspicuous
Examples from the Web for perspicuous
O how pleasant is this perspicuous picture of the world, and how very attractive to our sight.
His style was perspicuous, energetic, concise, and withal highly elegant.Oration on the Life and Character of Henry Winter Davis|John A. J. Creswell
Or else the same is effected by rendring those bodies opacous, which were before pellucid and perspicuous.The Works of Sir Thomas Browne (Volume 1 of 3)|Thomas Browne
It is the union of purity and propriety, which renders style graceful and perspicuous.English Grammar in Familiar Lectures|Samuel Kirkham
As a complete collection of useful directions clothed in perspicuous language, this can scarcely be surpassed.
Word Origin for perspicuous
late 15c., from Latin perspicuus "transparent, clear, evident," from perspicere "look through, look closely at" (see perspective). Related: Perspicuously; perspicuousness.