V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. easy to understand or recognize; 2. able to be seen through with clarity; 3. fine or thin enough to transmit light; 4. completely open and without deceit

Synonyms: clear, apparent, obvious, lucid, translucent, gossamer, see-through, frank, candid

Antonyms: opaque, hazy, unclear

Tips: Transparent is derived from the Latin transparere, "to shine through." The idea is you can see through something that is transparent, both literally and figuratively. Something transparent is see-through, open, not hidden, obvious. The related noun transparency refers to the quality of being see-through, obvious, or open.

Usage Examples:

Her dressed looked opaque, but much to her dismay, became transparent in the bright lights of the red carpet. (see-through, gossamer)

I could see right through her transparent lies. (apparent, obvious)

His insecurities were transparent, even through he tried to act confident. (clear, apparent)

The curtains she chose for the room are too transparent and don't provide any privacy. (see-through, gossamer)

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