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Part of speech: adjective

Origin: Latin, mid-17th century




Easily understood, lucid.

Examples of Transpicuous in a sentence

"My windows were transpicuous and sparkling after I cleaned both sides."

"Your argument is well reasoned and transpicuous."

About Transpicuous

Transpicuous means something is transparent, or can be seen through. It can be literal, as in a crystal-clear plate-glass window, or you can use it in a more figurative sense. For example, you might try to be transpicuous about your feelings for your new girlfriend. Either way, it’s easy to see.

Did you Know?

The Latin root for "transpicuous" is "transpicere," meaning "to look through," but "specere" on its own means "to look or see." A few other "seeing" words share this origin. "Conspicuous" means "attracting notice," and "inspect" means "to look at something closely."

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