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Definition of "perspicuity" [per•spi•cu•i•ty]

  • The quality of being perspicuous; clearness and lucidity: "He was at pains to insist on the perspicuity of what he wrote” ( Lionel Trilling). (noun)
  • Perspicacity. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "perspicuity" in a sentence
  • "At times, insight — "the strikes were not so much against Afrikaans as a language, but against an Afrikaans government" — vies with prejudice — "the children are being used" — and momentary perspicuity is lost to habits of racism."
  • "The Holy Spirit hath so disposed the Scripture, that notwithstanding that perspicuity which is in the whole with respect unto its proper end, yet are there in sundry parts or passages of it, -- (1.)"
  • "* yes yes yes, i've been using this word a lot lately. i rather like the sound of it--sounds so naughty, yet perfectly benign. it's rather like "perspicuity" in that regard."