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[loo-sid-i-tee] /luˈsɪd ɪ ti/
the quality of being easily understood, completely intelligible, or comprehensible:
She makes her argument with pointed logic and exemplary lucidity.
the ability to see things clearly; rationality; sanity:
In a rare moment of lucidity, the senator sided with his political enemies for the good of the country.
Sometimes, lucidness.
Related forms
nonlucidity, noun Unabridged
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Examples for lucidity
  • Often while thinking that they understand economic reality with total lucidity.
  • He's at his scariest when he's having a fit of relative lucidity.
  • But he paints them so attentively and with such a lovingly sensuous touch that the images have a breathtaking lucidity.
  • We went to sleep, and her lucidity wasn't around the next morning.
  • Instead, he opted for clean, continent performances of refreshing lucidity.
  • Cata favors sleek dancers capable of moving with speed and lucidity.
  • Yes, if the refined lucidity of his prose is a measure.
  • Almost all of them are desperate, although some show signs of lucidity despite their condition.
  • Demise, after a short period of lucidity, can proceed rapidly due to intracranial bleeding.
  • Critical essays that thus add vigor to lucidity arouse and delight our minds.
lucidity in Medicine

lucidity lu·cid·i·ty (lōō-sĭd'ĭ-tē)
Clarity, especially mental clarity.

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