limpidity


limpidity

adjective

  1. clear, transparent, or pellucid, as water, crystal, or air: We could see to the very bottom of the limpid pond.
  2. free from obscurity; lucid; clear: a limpid style; limpid prose.
  3. completely calm; without distress or worry: a limpid, emotionless existence.

adjective

  1. clear or transparent
  2. (esp of writings, style, etc) free from obscurity
  3. calm; peaceful

n.1650s, from French limpidit√© or directly from Late Latin limpiditatem (nominative limpiditas) “clarity,” from Latin limpidus (see limpid). adj.c.1600, from French limpide (15c.) and directly from Latin limpidus “clear,” from limpa “water goddess, water;” probably cognate with lympha “clear liquid” (see lymph). Related: Limpidly.

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