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clear-cut

clear-cut

 
pronunciation:
klir kuht
parts of speech:
adjective, transitive verb, noun
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Word Combinations (adjective, noun)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: easily perceived; obvious; evident.
a clear-cut difference between the two plans
synonyms:
apparent, distinct, evident, manifest, obvious, palpable, plain, unmistakable
antonyms:
equivocal, vague
similar words:
conspicuous, decisive, explicit, express, graphic, lucid, patent, pronounced, tangible, transparent, trenchant, unambiguous
definition 2: having a distinct, well-defined outline.
a clear-cut path through the mountains
synonyms:
definite, distinct
antonyms:
vague
similar words:
exact, plain, precise, trenchant, well-defined
definition 3: relating to a large area in which all the trees have been cut down.
a clear-cut forest
similar words:
cleared, stripped
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: clear-cut, clear-cuts, clear-cutting
definition: to cut down all the trees in (a large area).
synonyms:
deforest
similar words:
clear, denude, strip
 
part of speech: noun
inflections: clear-cuts
definition: an area that has been clear-cut.
similar words:
clearing
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