- clear and certain, so that there is no doubt about something.
She has clear-cut evidence that the company cheated her.
The link between alcohol and crime is clear-cut.
New idioms dictionary. 2014.
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clear-cut — clear cutness, n. /klear kut / for 1, 2; /klear kut / for 3 5, adj., n., v., clear cut, clear cutting. adj. 1. formed with or having clearly defined outlines: a face with clear cut features. 2. unambiguously clear; completely evident; definite:… … Universalium
clear-cut — clear cut1 adj easy to understand or be certain about = ↑definite ▪ There is not always a clear cut distinction between right and wrong. clear cut 2 clear cut2 n AmE an area of forest that has been completely cut down >clear cut v [T] … Dictionary of contemporary English
Clear-cut — a. 1. Having a sharp, distinct outline, like that of a cameo. [1913 Webster] She has . . . a cold and clear cut face. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 2. Concisely and distinctly expressed. [1913 Webster] 3. Distinct and unambiguous; unquestionable; as … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
clear-cut — clear cut1 adjective definite and easy to understand, recognize, or make a decision about: The situation wasn t as clear cut as he d have liked. clear cut ,clear cut 2 verb intransitive or transitive AMERICAN to cut down all the trees in an area … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
Clear-cut — v. t. To cut (a region of forest) clear of all trees. It is a method used for efficiently logging a portion of forest, but often has undesirable effects on the environment. [PJC] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
clear-cut — [klir′kut΄] adj. 1. clearly and sharply outlined 2. distinct; definite; not doubtful; unambiguous 3. having all of its trees cut down vt. to cut (a forested area) completely: Also written clearcut clear cutting n., adj. clearcutting … English World dictionary
clear-cut — index accurate, categorical, certain (positive), certain (specific), clear (apparent), coheren … Law dictionary
clear-cut — trenchant, *incisive, cutting, biting, crisp Analogous words: distinct, plain, clear, manifest, *evident: definite, *explicit, express: precise, exact, nice (see CORRECT) Contrasted words: confused, muddled (see CONFUSE): hazy, misty, fogged (see … New Dictionary of Synonyms
clear-cut — [adj] definite assured, categorical, crystalline, decided, definitive, distinct, evident, explicit, express, indubitable, lucent, lucid, obvious, plain, precise, pronounced, sharp cut, specific, straightforward, unambiguous, undisputed, undoubted … New thesaurus
clear cut — index exact Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary