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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kleer]
    • /klɪər/
    • /ˈklɪənəs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kleer]
    • /klɪər/

Definitions of clearness word

  • adjective clearness free from darkness, obscurity, or cloudiness; light: a clear day. 1
  • adjective clearness transparent; pellucid: clear water. 1
  • adjective clearness without discoloration, defect, or blemish: a clear complexion; a clear pane of glass. 1
  • adjective clearness of a pure, even color: a clear yellow. 1
  • adjective clearness easily seen; sharply defined: a clear outline. 1
  • adjective clearness distinctly perceptible to the ear; easily heard: a clear sound. 1

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Origin of clearness

First appearance:

before 1250
One of the 11% oldest English words
1250-1300; Middle English clere < Anglo-French, Old French cler < Latin clārus

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Parts of speech for Clearness


clearness popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 100% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 74% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

clearness usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for clearness

noun clearness

  • lucidity — the quality of being easily understood, completely intelligible, or comprehensible: She makes her argument with pointed logic and exemplary lucidity.
  • clarity — The clarity of something such as a book or argument is its quality of being well explained and easy to understand.
  • distinctness — distinguished as not being the same; not identical; separate (sometimes followed by from): His private and public lives are distinct.
  • translucency — permitting light to pass through but diffusing it so that persons, objects, etc., on the opposite side are not clearly visible: Frosted window glass is translucent but not transparent.
  • transparency — Also, transparence. the quality or state of being transparent.

Antonyms for clearness

noun clearness

  • opacity — the state or quality of being opaque.
  • vagueness — (of persons) not clear or definite in thought, understanding, or expression: vague about his motives; a vague person.
  • clutter — Clutter is a lot of things in an untidy state, especially things that are not useful or necessary.

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