American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Characterized by transparent clearness; pellucid. See Synonyms at clear.
- adj. Easily intelligible; clear: writes in a limpid style.
- adj. Calm and untroubled; serene.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Characterized by clearness or transparency; translucent; crystal-clear; lucid: as, a limpid stream; a limpid style.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Characterized by clearness or transparency; clear.
- adj. Clear and unambiguous; lucid; easy to understand; -- of speech and writing.
- adj. Calm, untroubled, and without worry; serene.
- adj. clear and bright
- adj. transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity
- adj. (of language) transparently clear; easily understandable
- From Latin limpidus. (Wiktionary)
- Latin limpidus. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Shields shares with fellow Canadian Alice Munro not only her Ontario milieu but also a gift for psychological acuity expressed in limpid, shimmering prose.”
“Not content with appropriating to their own use the goods of others, they from mere wantonness spoiled what they did not use, so as to be of no use to the owners. deep waters -- that is, "limpid," as deep waters are generally clear.”
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“Could this, then, be the firm-poised, Christ-like man I had known, with pure, limpid eyes and a gaze steady and unfaltering as his soul?”
“She leaned toward him, entreaty in her eyes, and as he looked at her delicate face and into her pure, limpid eyes, as of old he was struck with his own unworthiness.”
“Woolf and Lawrence come out of a Judeo-Christian and European tradition; their magic is a limpid, beautiful “mysticism.””
“In contrast, a small black fig some argue a glass bubble freshens the goblet's limpid contents.”
“As Josh writes of Sebald: "Sebald's work first shocked readers with its apparently artless photographs and endless paragraphs, but in recollection the work is nearly limpid, its melancholy polished to a high gleam.”
“So now we have a sensitive, limpid-eyed guy shuffling down the sidewalk of a trendy shopping district on his way to open-mic poetry night, Chairman Mao handbag slung over his frail Vegan shoulders.”
“Our films are renowned for their limpid lack of action, which French cineastes proudly contrast with whizz-bang Hollywood fare.”
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