limp idly

limpid

[lim-pid]
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.

Origin:
1605–15; < Latin limpidus clear. See lymph, -id4

limpidity, limpidness, noun
limpidly, adverb
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limpid (ˈlɪmpɪd)
 
adj
1.  clear or transparent
2.  (esp of writings, style, etc) free from obscurity
3.  calm; peaceful
 
[C17: from French limpide, from Latin limpidus clear]
 
lim'pidity
 
n
 
'limpidness
 
n
 
'limpidly
 
adv

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limpid
1609, from Fr. limpide, from L. limpidus "clear," from limpa "water goddess, water;" probably cognate with lympha "clear liquid" (see lymph).
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