- clearly expressed or presented; lucid.
Origin of perspicuous
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1. intelligible, plain, distinct, explicit.
1. obscure, indistinct.
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- (of speech or writing) easily understood; lucid
C15: from Latin perspicuus transparent, from perspicere to explore thoroughly; see perspective
Word Origin and History for unperspicuous
late 15c., from Latin perspicuus "transparent, clear, evident," from perspicere "look through, look closely at" (see perspective). Related: Perspicuously; perspicuousness.
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