lucidity

[loo-sid-i-tee]
noun
1.
the quality of being easily understood, completely intelligible, or comprehensible: She makes her argument with pointed logic and exemplary lucidity.
2.
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.

nonlucidity, noun
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lucid (ˈluːsɪd)
 
adj
1.  readily understood; clear
2.  shining or glowing
3.  psychiatry of or relating to a period of normality between periods of insane or irresponsible behaviour
 
[C16: from Latin lūcidus full of light, from lūx light]
 
lu'cidity
 
n
 
'lucidness
 
n
 
'lucidly
 
adv

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

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Example sentences
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.
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