perspicuity, n. 1. lucidity, lucidness, clarity, clearness, plainness, unambiguousness, unambiguity, un-mistakability; explicitness, preciseness, precision, exactness, definiteness, distinctness, clear-cutness; comprehensibility, comprehensibleness, understandability, understandableness, intelligibility, intelligibleness, penetrability; perceptibility, discernibleness, apprehensibility, decipherability, legibility; obviousness, apparentness, evidentness, manifestness, palpability, patentability.
2. perspicacity, perspicaciousness, sharpness, acute ness. See perspicacity (def. 1). perspicuous, adj. 1. clear, lucid, intelligible, understandable, easily understood, comprehensible, penetrating; plain, distinct, plain as day, plain as the nose on one's face, evident, apparent, manifest, obvious, patent, palpable, tangible, evident, self-evident; clear-cut, crystal-clear, well-defined, vivid, graphic; explicit, unequivocal, unmistakable, unambiguous; discernible, undisguised, uncloaked, unhidden, revealed, disclosed, overt, bare, naked; simple, direct, pointed, to the point, concise, cogent; specific, absolute, unqualified, loud and clear, certain.
2. perspicacious, discerning, astute, perceptive, cleareyed, penetrating. See perspicacious. perspiration, n. sweat, sweating, Obs. sudation, sudoresis, Med. diaphoresis; excretion, transudation, exudation, exudate, emanation, effluence; Both Euph. wetness, dampness; body odor, b.o. perspire, v. sweat, Obs. sudate, glow; excrete, transude, exude, emanate; be damp, be wet, drip, be dripping wet, swelter, pour sweat, be drenched with sweat; reek, have body odor, have b.o. persuadable, adj. 1. receptive, susceptive, open-minded, open to suggestions, amenable, acquiescent, compliant, agreeable; broad-minded, liberal, just, equitable, reasonable, thoughtful, thinking, open; un-opinionated, dispassionate, broad, impersonal, impartial, disinterested.
2. persuasible, inducible, convincible; yielding, deferential, submissive, unresistant, unresisting, obeisant; influenceable, susceptible, impressionable, impressible, pliable, malleable, bendable, flexible, moldable; young, undeveloped, inexperienced, immature, eager. persuade, v. 1. induce, prevail upon, affect, influence, sway, bend, incline, dispose; bribe, suborn, pay off; tempt, allure, lure, entice, inveigle, vamp, seduce; move, prompt, motivate, stimulate, rouse, inspire, inspirit; urge, exhort, admonish, importune; impel, compel, force, make, cause, cause to, have; constrain, bind, tie [s.o.'s] hands, leave no option or choice; drive, railroad, ramrod; bring to bear upon, bear down upon, put the pressure on, press, apply pressure, Inf. pressure or high-pressure, Inf. lean on, Inf. squeeze, Inf. put the screws on or to, Inf. twist [s.o.'s] arm; coerce, dragoon, bully, intimidate, Inf steamroller, Inf. bulldoze, Sl. strong-arm.
2. convince, convert, wean, win or win over, bring round or around, enlist, draw over, bring to reason, make [s.o.] see the light; talk into, talk over, sell, sell [s.o.] on, wangle, Inf. jawbone, Inf. rope in or into, Sl. hook, Sl. con; overcome, surmount, wear down; wheedle, cajole, coax, sweet-talk, soften up; assure, satisfy, lead [s.o.] to believe, put [s.o.'s] mind at ease or rest, rest [s.o.'s] fears, settle [s.o.'s] doubts. persuasion, n. 1. inducement, suasion, advice, exhortation, admonition; conversion, proselytization, enlistment; bribery, subornment; temptation, allurement, enticement, inveiglement, seduction; coercion, intimidation, SI. strong-arm; cajolery, blandishment, soft soap; salesmanship, sales talk, hard sell.