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Filled with light; bright
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  1. Filled with light; bright
  2. Transmitting light, heat, or other radiation. Stars, for example, are radiant bodies.
  3. Sending out rays of light; shining brightly
Brightly sparkling.
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  1. Brightly sparkling.
  2. (Figuratively) Valuable, desirable.
Lighted by moonlight.
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  1. Lighted by moonlight.
  2. Lit by moonlight.
  3. 1907, Robert Chambers, chapter 8, The Younger Set:
Polished, made shiny by rubbing (especially with a burnisher).
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  1. Polished, made shiny by rubbing (especially with a burnisher).
Vivid; intense
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  1. Vivid; intense
  2. Sharp and clear in tone:
  3. Full of light; shining.
Splendid; wonderful:
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  1. Splendid; wonderful:
  2. Showing or expressing vitality, love, or joy:
  3. Shining brilliantly; resplendent.
Imposing by reason of showiness or grandeur; magnificent:
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  1. Imposing by reason of showiness or grandeur; magnificent:
  2. Shining; lustrous; brilliant
  3. Brilliant with light or color; radiant:
Shining brightly; full of splendor; dazzling
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  1. Shining brightly; full of splendor; dazzling
  2. Brilliantly showy; magnificent or sumptuous; splendid
  3. Splendid or dazzling in appearance; brilliant.
Resembling a flame or its colour.
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  1. Resembling a flame or its colour.
(comparative more sunlit, superlative most sunlit)
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  1. (comparative more sunlit, superlative most sunlit)
  2. Illuminated by sunlight.
  3. Lighted by the sun
Of, exhibiting, or capable of exhibiting luminescence
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  1. Of, exhibiting, or capable of exhibiting luminescence
  2. Capable of, suitable for, or exhibiting luminescence.
Glowing as if with fluorescence; vivid:
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  1. Glowing as if with fluorescence; vivid:
  2. Exhibiting or produced by fluorescence:
  3. Of or relating to a light bulb that produces visible light by fluorescence, especially a glass tube whose inner wall is coated with a material that fluoresces when an electrical current causes a vapor within the tube to discharge photons.
Sending out rays of light; shining brightly
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  1. Sending out rays of light; shining brightly
  2. Filled with light shining especially as rays; brightly shining:
  3. Transmitting light, heat, or other radiation. Stars, for example, are radiant bodies.
Filled with light shining especially as rays; brightly shining:
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  1. Filled with light shining especially as rays; brightly shining:
  2. Sending out rays of light; shining brightly
  3. Transmitting light, heat, or other radiation. Stars, for example, are radiant bodies.
Containing nothing:
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  1. Containing nothing:
  2. Easily perceptible to the eye or ear; distinct:
  3. Not obscured or darkened; bright:
The Lincolnshire Poacher (traditional song)
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  1. The Lincolnshire Poacher (traditional song)
  2. Worn or rubbed smooth, and having a glossy finish
  3. Reflecting light.
Having a high polish or sheen.
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  1. Having a high polish or sheen.
  2. Having exceptional merit.
  3. Reflecting light.
Intellectually brilliant
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  1. Intellectually brilliant
  2. Glowing in the dark, as paint with a phosphor in it
  3. Reflecting light; illuminated:
Having a glow or lustre.
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  1. Having a glow or lustre.
  2. Having luster; shining; bright; glorious
  3. As if shining with a brilliant light; radiant.
  1. Made smooth or shiny by polishing.
  2. Having a naturally smooth and shiny surface
  3. Naturally shiny and smooth.
Of a beverage, especially an alcoholic beverage, containing dissolved carbon dioxide (either naturally or that has been added) that comes out of solution in the form of many tiny bubbles.
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  1. Of a beverage, especially an alcoholic beverage, containing dissolved carbon dioxide (either naturally or that has been added) that comes out of solution in the form of many tiny bubbles.
  2. Of an object, reflecting light as if giving off tiny sparks.
Electromagnetic energy of a wavelength just outside the range the human eye can detect, such as infrared light and ultraviolet light.
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  1. Electromagnetic energy of a wavelength just outside the range the human eye can detect, such as infrared light and ultraviolet light.
  2. Characterized by or filled with light; bright:
  3. Having a spongy or flaky texture; well-leavened:
(Slang) exhilarated, excited; showing signs of emotion
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(Figuratively) Full of praise.
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  1. (Figuratively) Full of praise.
  2. That glows or glow.
Flowing or moving gracefully:
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  1. Flowing or moving gracefully:
  2. Easily intelligible; clear:
  3. Perfectly clear; transparent; not cloudy or turbid
Brilliantly or impressively clever, exciting, amusing or witty.
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  1. Brilliantly or impressively clever, exciting, amusing or witty.
  2. Animated, brilliant, or highly skilled:
  3. That scintillates with brief flashes of light; sparkling.
Glowing with intense heat; red-hot or, esp., white-hot
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  1. Glowing with intense heat; red-hot or, esp., white-hot
  2. Very bright; shining brilliantly; gleaming
  3. Emitting visible light as a result of being heated.
Shining brilliantly; radiant:
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  1. Shining brilliantly; radiant:
  2. (Literary) Very bright; radiant
(Old Poet.) Silvery
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  1. (Old Poet.) Silvery
Having a promising future; seemingly assured of success:
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  1. Having a promising future; seemingly assured of success:
  2. Lustrous; radiant:
  3. Having the color of gold or a yellow color suggestive of gold.
Soft and clear, like the sound of a silver bell
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  1. Soft and clear, like the sound of a silver bell
  2. Having a clear, softly resonant sound:
  3. Resembling silver, as in color or luster
Having a gentle glow; luminous:
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  1. Having a gentle glow; luminous:
  2. Giving off a soft glow
  3. Light or brilliant:
Shining radiantly; resplendent.
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  1. Shining radiantly; resplendent.
  2. Shining; radiant; glowing; resplendent
(Heraldry) Having rays.
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  1. (Heraldry) Having rays.
  2. Emitted outwards from a centre like rays.
  3. Having been exposed to (especially nuclear) radiation.
Superficially and often speciously attractive; showy:
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  1. Superficially and often speciously attractive; showy:
  2. Having a smooth, shiny, lustrous surface:
  3. Having a smooth, shiny appearance or finish
Pertaining to the aurora borealis.
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  1. Pertaining to the aurora borealis.
  2. Pertaining to the dawn; dawning, eastern, like a new beginning.
  3. Rosy in colour, blushing, roseate.
Of the utmost seriousness or importance
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  1. Of the utmost seriousness or importance
  2. Characterized by intense emotion; passionate:
  3. Marked by flames or intense heat:
Staring with anger, fierceness, or hostility:
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  1. Staring with anger, fierceness, or hostility:
  2. Too bright and showy
  3. Shining with a too bright, dazzling light
Smilingly happy; showing happy emotion.
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  1. Smilingly happy; showing happy emotion.
  2. Sending out beams; shining
  3. Radiant as with joy; bright; cheerful
Lighted; burning
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  1. Lighted; burning
  2. Burning; lighted:
  3. Illuminated:
In a glow; glowing.
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  1. In a glow; glowing.
Blazing; flaming
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  1. Blazing; flaming
  2. On fire; burning brightly
  3. Radiant with bright color:
Illuminated by a lamp or lamps.
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  1. Illuminated by a lamp or lamps.
Lit by a candle or candles.
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  1. Lit by a candle or candles.
  2. Illuminated by candles:
  3. Using lighted candles so as to create a particular mood or effect
Of a (specified) color
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  1. Of a (specified) color
  2. Having color:
  3. (Often Offensive) Of or belonging to a racial group not categorized as white.
Full of interest or variety; vivid
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  1. Full of interest or variety; vivid
  2. Characterized by rich variety; vividly distinctive:
  3. Full of color; abounding in colors:
Having intensely bright colors:
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  1. Having intensely bright colors:
  2. Forming clear or striking mental images; strong; active; daring
  3. Bright; intense; brilliant
Possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to an extreme degree:
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  1. Possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to an extreme degree:
  2. Involving or showing strain or extreme effort:
  3. Occurring or existing in a high degree; very strong; violent, extreme, sharp, vivid, etc.
Extending far inward from an outer surface:
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  1. Extending far inward from an outer surface:
  2. Of a grave or extreme nature:
  3. Rich and intense in shade. Used of a color:
Suitable for use in cutting or piercing; having a very thin edge or fine point; keen
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  1. Suitable for use in cutting or piercing; having a very thin edge or fine point; keen
  2. Brilliant; intense
  3. Having clear form and detail:
Full, deep, and mellow
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  1. Full, deep, and mellow
  2. Warm and strong in color:
  3. Deep; intense; vivid
Vivid; intense
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  1. Vivid; intense
  2. Full of light; shining.
  3. Sharp and clear in tone:
(Slang) Odd, inept, pathetic, etc.
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  1. (Slang) Odd, inept, pathetic, etc.
  2. Bright; brilliant
  3. Bright or lively, especially in color:
Brilliantly showy; magnificent or sumptuous; splendid
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  1. Brilliantly showy; magnificent or sumptuous; splendid
  2. Characterized by magnificence or virtuosic brilliance:
  3. Dazzlingly beautiful or magnificent:
Of or involving striptease:
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  1. Of or involving striptease:
  2. From another part of the world; foreign:
  3. Strange or different in a way that is striking or fascinating; strangely beautiful, enticing, etc.
Having a given hue, aspect, or character. Often used in combination:
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  1. Having a given hue, aspect, or character. Often used in combination:
  2. Having some (specified) shade or intensity of color or a (specified) number of colors
Fairly strong and often cool; brisk:
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  1. Fairly strong and often cool; brisk:
  2. Having the glowing or unspoiled appearance of youth:
  3. Not worn, soiled, faded, etc.; vivid; bright; clean
Free from flaw, blemish, or impurity:
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  1. Free from flaw, blemish, or impurity:
  2. Easily perceptible to the eye or ear; distinct:
  3. Not obscured or darkened; bright:
Flushed with red or pink; rosy; ruddy
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  1. Flushed with red or pink; rosy; ruddy
  2. (Obsolete) Abounding in or covered with flowers.
  3. Flushed with rosy color; ruddy.
Reddish; rosy.
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  1. Reddish; rosy.
  2. (Chiefly British Slang) Used as an intensive:
  3. Having a healthy red color
Of or causing extreme changes in the conscious mind, as hallucinations, delusions, intensification of awareness and sensory perception, etc.
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  1. Of or causing extreme changes in the conscious mind, as hallucinations, delusions, intensification of awareness and sensory perception, etc.
  2. Suggestive or evocative of an altered or hallucinatory state of perception:
  3. Designating any of various fluorescent colors popularized during the 1960s
Handsome, convenient, nice, etc.
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  1. Handsome, convenient, nice, etc.
  2. Mentally quick and original; bright:
  3. Quick in thinking or learning; intelligent, ingenious, quick-witted, witty, facile, etc.
Moving or functioning rapidly and energetically; speedy:
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  1. Moving or functioning rapidly and energetically; speedy:
  2. Done or occurring immediately:
  3. Perceiving or responding with speed and sensitivity; keen:
Watchful and ready, as in facing danger
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  1. Watchful and ready, as in facing danger
  2. Quick in thought or action; active; nimble
  3. Mentally responsive and perceptive; quick.
  1. Mentally keen, alert, sharp, agile, and nimble.
  2. Alternative spelling of quick-witted.
  3. Mentally alert and sharp; keen.
(Of a place) Receiving a lot of sunshine.
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  1. (Of a place) Receiving a lot of sunshine.
  2. (Of weather or a day) Featuring a lot of sunshine.
  3. (Figuratively, of a person or a person's mood) Cheerful.
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  1. (Weather) Without any clouds.
  2. Free from clouds; clear; bright
Bright; vivid; glowing; strong; vigorous.
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  1. Bright; vivid; glowing; strong; vigorous.
  2. Stimulating and invigorating:
  3. Quick-paced:
Full of life and animation
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  1. Full of life and animation
  2. Characterized by an attractive or pleasing liveliness of spirit
  3. Full of animation and spirit; lively:
Shining or bright with sunlight; full of sunshine
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  1. Shining or bright with sunlight; full of sunshine
  2. Of or relating to the sun; proceeding from, or resembling the sun; brilliant; radiant.
  3. (Figuratively, of a person or a person's mood) Cheerful.
Well or widely known.
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  1. Well or widely known.
  2. In the public eye.
  3. (Archaic) Notorious
Very clear; evident
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  1. Very clear; evident
  2. Well known and very distinguished; eminent.
  3. Very distinguished; famous; eminent; outstanding
Outstanding or remarkable:
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  1. Outstanding or remarkable:
  2. Towering or standing out above others; prominent:
  3. Well-known and respected, especially for achievement in a particular field:
Presenting favorable circumstances or showing signs of a favorable outcome; propitious:
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  1. Presenting favorable circumstances or showing signs of a favorable outcome; propitious:
  2. Of good omen; boding well for the future; favorable; propitious
  3. Favored by fortune; successful
Winning approval; pleasing:
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  1. Winning approval; pleasing:
  2. Encouraging; propitious:
  3. Granting what has been desired or requested:
Boding well; favorable; auspicious
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  1. Boding well; favorable; auspicious
  2. Favorably inclined or disposed; gracious
  3. Presenting favorable circumstances or showing signs of a favorable outcome; auspicious:
(Nautical) Having much beam or breadth; wide.
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  1. (Nautical) Having much beam or breadth; wide.
  2. (Figuratively) Radiant; beamsome; joyous; gladsome.
  3. Sending out beams of light; radiant; bright
Vivid; intense
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  1. Vivid; intense
  2. Full of light; shining.
  3. Sharp and clear in tone:
Splendid; wonderful:
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  1. Splendid; wonderful:
  2. Showing or expressing vitality, love, or joy:
  3. Shining brilliantly; resplendent.
Of or having to do with lighting by means of incandescent lamps
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  1. Of or having to do with lighting by means of incandescent lamps
  2. Very bright; shining brilliantly; gleaming
  3. Emitting visible light as a result of being heated.
Having a gentle glow; luminous:
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  1. Having a gentle glow; luminous:
  2. Giving off a soft glow
  3. Light or brilliant:
Translucent or clear
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  1. Translucent or clear
  2. Giving off light; luminous.
Glowing in the dark, as paint with a phosphor in it
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  1. Glowing in the dark, as paint with a phosphor in it
  2. Emitting light, especially in the dark; shining.
  3. Intellectually brilliant
Having a sheen or glow; gleaming:
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  1. Having a sheen or glow; gleaming:
  2. Having luster; shining; bright; glorious
  3. As if shining with a brilliant light; radiant.
Shining radiantly; resplendent.
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  1. Shining radiantly; resplendent.
  2. Shining; radiant; glowing; resplendent
The Lincolnshire Poacher (traditional song)
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  1. The Lincolnshire Poacher (traditional song)
  2. Worn or rubbed smooth, and having a glossy finish
  3. Full of, or reflecting, light; bright; shining
Full of interest or variety; vivid
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  1. Full of interest or variety; vivid
  2. Characterized by rich variety; vividly distinctive:
  3. Full of color; abounding in colors:
Given to social pleasures, especially at the expense of serious pursuits:
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  1. Given to social pleasures, especially at the expense of serious pursuits:
  2. Bright or lively, especially in color:
  3. Bright; brilliant
Having an abundant supply:
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  1. Having an abundant supply:
  2. Very productive and therefore financially profitable:
  3. Magnificent; sumptuous:
Perceived as bright and distinct; brilliant:
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  1. Perceived as bright and distinct; brilliant:
  2. Having intensely bright colors:
  3. Bright; intense; brilliant
Favored by fortune; successful
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  1. Favored by fortune; successful
  2. Presenting favorable circumstances or showing signs of a favorable outcome; propitious:
  3. Of good omen; boding well for the future; favorable; propitious
Not life-threatening or severe, and likely to respond to treatment, as a tumor that is not malignant.
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  1. Not life-threatening or severe, and likely to respond to treatment, as a tumor that is not malignant.
  2. Gentle or kind:
  3. Having little or no detrimental effect; harmless:
Superb; wonderful:
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  1. Superb; wonderful:
  2. Sharp and clear in tone:
  3. Having or showing keen intelligence, great talent or skill, etc.
Apparently favorable but really false; specious
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  1. Apparently favorable but really false; specious
  2. Moderately good; acceptable or satisfactory:
  3. Of moderately good size
Advantageous; helpful:
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  1. Advantageous; helpful:
  2. Winning approval; pleasing:
  3. Granting what has been desired or requested:
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  1. Presaging happiness.
  2. Lucky, favored by fortune.
  3. Having unexpected good fortune; lucky.
In effect; operative:
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  1. In effect; operative:
  2. Pleasant; enjoyable:
  3. Competent; skilled:
Favorably inclined or disposed; gracious
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  1. Favorably inclined or disposed; gracious
  2. Presenting favorable circumstances or showing signs of a favorable outcome; auspicious:
  3. Boding well; favorable; auspicious
Willing; ready
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  1. Willing; ready
  2. Being in or characterized by good spirits; merry.
  3. Noticeably happy and optimistic.
Cheerful; lively; bright
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  1. Cheerful; lively; bright
  2. In a good mood, happy, cheerful
In lively spirits; cheerful.
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  1. In lively spirits; cheerful.
  2. (Informal) Cheerful and sprightly; in good spirits
Content, satisfied (with or to do something); having no objection (to something).
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  1. Content, satisfied (with or to do something); having no objection (to something).
  2. Experiencing the effect of favourable fortune; having the feeling arising from the consciousness of well-being or of enjoyment; enjoying good of any kind, as peace, tranquillity, comfort; contented; joyous.
  3. Being especially well-adapted; felicitous:
Not being burdened by trouble, worry, or care; happy and carefree.
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  1. Not being burdened by trouble, worry, or care; happy and carefree.
  2. Joyful, glad, taking pleasure in being alive. Not depressed or sad.
  3. Enjoyable lack of seriousness, not grave.
(Of weather or a day) Featuring a lot of sunshine.
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  1. (Of weather or a day) Featuring a lot of sunshine.
  2. (Of a place) Receiving a lot of sunshine.
  3. (Figuratively, of a person or a person's mood) Cheerful.
Watchful and ready, as in facing danger
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  1. Watchful and ready, as in facing danger
  2. Quick in thought or action; active; nimble
  3. Mentally responsive and perceptive; quick.
Mentally quick and original; bright:
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  1. Mentally quick and original; bright:
  2. Handsome, convenient, nice, etc.
  3. Quick in thinking or learning; intelligent, ingenious, quick-witted, witty, facile, etc.
Appealing to the intellect; intellectual:
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  1. Appealing to the intellect; intellectual:
  2. Showing sound judgment and rationality:
  3. Capable of some independent functioning because equipped with a microprocessor or computer
Strongly felt or perceived; intense; strong
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  1. Strongly felt or perceived; intense; strong
  2. Having a sharp edge or point; that can cut well
  3. (Slang) Good, fine, etc.
Moving or functioning rapidly and energetically; speedy:
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  1. Moving or functioning rapidly and energetically; speedy:
  2. Done or occurring immediately:
  3. Perceiving or responding with speed and sensitivity; keen:
Alternative spelling of quick-witted.
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  1. Alternative spelling of quick-witted.
  2. Mentally keen, alert, sharp, agile, and nimble.
  3. Mentally alert and sharp; keen.
(Informal) Attractive or stylish:
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  1. (Informal) Attractive or stylish:
  2. Abrupt or acute:
  3. Quick, acute, or penetrating in perception or intellect
Alternative form of sharp-witted.
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  1. Alternative form of sharp-witted.
  2. Clever, keen of intellect, swift of thought.
  3. Having or showing keen intelligence or discernment; thinking quickly and effectively
Shrewd or sharp, as in one's dealings
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  1. Shrewd or sharp, as in one's dealings
  2. Amusingly clever; witty:
  3. Energetic or quick in movement:

Synonym Study

  • Lustrous is applied to objects whose surfaces gleam by reflected light and emphasizes gloss or sheen lustrous silk See also syn. study at intelligent.
  • Luminous is applied to objects that are full of light or give off reflected or phosphorescent light
  • Brilliant implies intense or flashing brightness brilliant sunlight, brilliant diamonds
  • Shining implies a steady, continuous brightness the shining sun
  • Radiant emphasizes the actual or apparent emission of rays of light
  • Bright , the most general term here, is applied to that which gives forth, reflects, or is filled with light a bright day, star, shield, etc.
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