(Latin: limpidus, clear; calm, serene; easy to comprehend or to understand)
The entries in this limpid- unit have nothing to do with limping or any of its related elements.
The author of the book was a master of limpid writing, because it was exceptionally plain-spoken, unambiguous, and straightforward.2. Clear and bright: Maurice's little girl had limpid blue eyes which were exceptionably beautiful.
3. Transmitting light; able to be seen through clearly: The tourists could see the rocks at the bottom of the limpid stream that ran through the city park.
4. Calm and untroubled; serene: Despite the nearly fatal accident, Sharon had a limpid attitude and response to the situation and so she was able to continue with her trip.
5. Etymology: from early 17th century via French limpide; from Latin limpidus, "clear" of uncertain origin.
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2. A condition that is easy to understand and comprehended because of clear expressions: The lexicographer was well-known for the limpidities of his dictionary definitions.
Pearls are graded according to surface quality, size, and limpidly white colors.
The water in the pond had such a limpidness that no one was able to have any idea of its depth by looking down into it.2. The high clarity and glassiness of objects: Mark was told that the best gems have a limpidness of blue to slightly greenish blue hues.
2. A reference to expressing a style of writing something in a way that is easy to comprehend: The limpidness composition of the technician's report made it easy to be understood by just about anyone despite the complicated technical contents.