Meaning of TRANSPARENT in English


/ trænsˈpærənt; NAmE / adjective


( of glass, plastic, etc. ) allowing you to see through it :

The insect's wings are almost transparent.

OPP opaque


( of an excuse, a lie, etc. ) allowing you to see the truth easily

SYN obvious :

a man of transparent honesty

a transparent attempt to buy votes

Am I that transparent (= are my intentions that obvious) ?


( of language, information, etc. ) easy to understand :

a campaign to make official documents more transparent

OPP opaque

►  trans·par·ent·ly adverb :

transparently obvious



late Middle English : from Old French , from medieval Latin transparent- shining through, from Latin transparere , from trans- through + parere appear.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.