Definitions

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  • n. The property of being lucid, lucidness.
  • n. The state of being aware that one is dreaming
  • n. The state of being in a lucid dream

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being lucid.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being lucid, in any sense of that word; lucidness; especially, clearness of conception or expression; intellectual transparency.
  • n. Synonyms Clearness, Plainness, etc. See perspicuity.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a lucid state of mind; not confused
  • n. free from obscurity and easy to understand; the comprehensibility of clear expression

Etymologies

lucid +‎ -ity (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A rare moment of lucidity from a bunch of shrill, menopausal white women.

    Clinton supporters scrap letter pressuring Obama

  • In writings of fiction, whether novels or biographies, these death-beds are generally depicted as almost seraphic in lucidity of intelligence.

    Notes on Nursing: What It Is, and What It Is Not

  • Meanwhile, the presidential candidate in Egypt, and former Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, Amr Moussa pointed to the importance of the "Al-Azhar document" that was recently issued, and which was characterized by lucidity, moderation, tolerance and modernity, and considered it to be a frame of reference.

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  • Martin himself is constantly breaking out into a controversial lucidity, which is elsewhere not at all a part of his character.

    Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens

  • In the lack of lucidity, which is supposed to distinguish English folk, our middle-class censores morum strain at the gnat of a privately circulated translation of an Arabic classic, while they daily swallow the camel of higher education based upon minute study of Greek and Latin literature.

    Arabian nights. English

  • But I think what is so painful about this particular character -- and, in fact, a lot of characters I've taken on who find communication difficult -- is that they are people with a kind of lucidity inside.

    Brad Balfour: Golden Globe Nominee Colin Firth Refines The King's Speech

  • And how about McCain's daily struggle with "lucidity"?

    New York Times Falsely Says Obama Is "Struggling To Maintain Parity" In Polls With McCain

  • While SocGen management has called Kerviel a trader "without genius" who was "acting alone," French bloggers are touting his "lucidity" and bravery for standing up to a system that "brings up its shady dealings only when they are unfavorable to them."

    France’s New Anti-Hero

  • But I think more important is, you know, the -- the beauty of the style and the imp -- importance of the political message, combined with a kind of lucidity and interest in the story, as well.

    Orwell: Wintry Conscience of a Generation

  • Enough will be said up and down this book and going about in the chapters of it of that lucidity which is our author's peculiar merit and the quality which most effectively permits him to play his part as a spreader of ideas and of information.

    Hilaire Belloc The Man and His Work

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  • Saloman hung down her head, laid bare her heart
    For the world to see, she craved for intimacy
    Through darkened doors her aspect veiled with indecision
    Gazed out to sea, she craved lucidity

    ~"Enigma of the Absolute," Dead Can Dance

    March 25, 2008