Bright synonyms and antonyms

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Filled with light; bright
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(Figuratively) Valuable, desirable.
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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.
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Capable of, suitable for, or exhibiting luminescence.
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Having a high polish or sheen.
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Similar to a meteor in speed, brilliance, or brevity:
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Bright and cheerful
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Having a bright sheen.
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(Of a manuscript) decorated and illustrated.
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(Of graphics, etc.) Having bright colours, abstract shapes, etc. reminiscent of drug-induced hallucinations or distortions of perception.
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Vivid
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The light so emitted.
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Lucky, favored by fortune.
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Vivid; intense
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Red or reddish
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Free from flaw, blemish, or impurity:
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The definition of scintillating is something fascinating or brilliantly clever.
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Having a promising future; seemingly assured of success:
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Of tremendous intensity or fervor; white-hot.
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Bright, promising, cheerful, etc.
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Presenting favorable circumstances or showing signs of a favorable outcome; propitious:
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The definition of luminous is giving off a very bright light or a person or trait considered glowing.
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Shining
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Shining
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On fire; burning brightly
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Cheerful; willing:
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Full of life and animation
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In the public eye.
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The definition of illustrious is someone well-known and respected for skill in a particular field.
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Well-known and respected, especially for achievement in a particular field:
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Keen or quick of mind; shrewd
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Presented in clear and striking manner:
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The condition or quality of being luminous.
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(Physics) the ratio of luminous flux to radiant flux at the same wavelength; the luminosity factor
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(Figuratively) Full of praise.
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Having a smooth, shiny appearance or finish
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Lighted by the stars
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Joyful, glad, taking pleasure in being alive. Not depressed or sad.
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Quick in thought or action; active; nimble
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Filled with light; illuminated.
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Shining
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Having or showing strong emotion, firm purpose, great seriousness, etc.
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(Informal) Wonderful; delightful.
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Coloured, having the hue.
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The definition of florid is someone with a flushed complexion, or something overly complicated.
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Free from constraints preventing completion of task; permitted to; not prevented from. [First attested from around 1350 to 1470).]
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Worn or rubbed smooth, and having a glossy finish
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Willing; ready
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Cheerful; lively; bright
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In lively spirits; cheerful.
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Mentally quick and original; bright:
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Not bright, vivid, or shiny:
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Tending to react hastily:
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Quick-paced:
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Boding well; favorable; auspicious
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Showing sound judgment and rationality:
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Just to all parties; equitable:
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The definition of glorious is a person or thing that is magnificent and worthy of high praise.
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The definition of hopeful is feeling or giving a positive or optimistic attitude about some event or about the future.
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In a glow; glowing.
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(Of persons or things) Having a habitual tendency; habitually liable or likely; disposed towards.
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Bright and showy, but lacking in good taste; cheaply brilliant and ornate
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Having light; not dark; bright
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Producing, or transmitting light; luminous.
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Expecting the best in all possible ways.
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Resembling fireworks; brilliant:
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Brilliant; intense
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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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Shining; lustrous; brilliant
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The state or quality of being bright.
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(Chess) A spectacular and beautiful game of chess, generally featuring sacrificial attacks and unexpected moves.
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The emission of visible light from a substance or object as a result of heating it to a high temperature. The color of the light emitted from solids and liquids is a function of their chemical structure and their temperature; the higher the temperature, the more intense and even the distribution of frequencies is (that is, higher temperatures create brighter and whiter light than lower temperatures).
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(Astronomy) Rapid variation in the light of a celestial body caused by turbulence in Earth's atmosphere; a twinkling.
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To sparkle intellectually; be brilliant and witty
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Resembling a beam in size and weight; massy.
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Splendid; wonderful:
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The definition of incandescent is something that creates light when heated.
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Giving off a soft glow
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Having a glow or lustre.
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Shining radiantly; resplendent.
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Full of color
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Indicative of future success or full of promise
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Mentally quick and original
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with brightness
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Resembling a flame or its colour.
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The definition of dazzling is something extremely bright, impressive or beautiful.
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(Slang) exhilarated, excited; showing signs of emotion
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Shining
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Resembling a mirror; reflective
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Free from clouds or haze:
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Shining
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Of silver or silver-coloured.
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(Dated) gay; spruce; fine; said of persons
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(Heraldry) Having rays.
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Pertaining to the aurora borealis.
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Feeling very hot.
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Reflecting with glare.
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Shining
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Illuminated by a lamp or lamps.
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Illuminated by candlelight
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Having the property of emitting light for a period of time after the source of excitation is taken away, e.g., in electrostatic storage tubes and cathode-ray tubes.
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Slightly colored, having tint.
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Of a mysterious or obscure nature:
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Made of or containing valuable materials:
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Vivid
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Untried or trained but not experienced:
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Resembling crystal, as in transparency or distinctness of structure or outline.
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Figuratively illuminating; offering insight.
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The appearance of a mineral surface judged by its brilliance and ability to reflect light.
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The property of being, or that which causes something to be, resplendent.
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Dark or dreary in character; joyless, and grim.
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The definition of gay is someone or something bright or happy.
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Gentle or kind:
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Able to be depended on for the discharge of obligations incurred; of unimpaired credit.
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Having or exhibiting keenly perceptive intellect.
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(Archaic) Pretentious; showy; spruce.
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Alive or seeming alive; living or lifelike
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Sending out beams; shining
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Polished, made shiny by rubbing (especially with a burnisher).
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The definition of discerning is showing good judgment or good taste.
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Of, relating to, or done in preparation for the future:
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The definition of garish is something showy, gaudy or overdone in a tasteless way.
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The definition of glad is feeling pleased, happy, satisfied or grateful.
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(Archaic) Fashionable; stylish:
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Being of a light yellow hue.
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Exhibiting a milky iridescence like that of opal.
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Brilliant; shining; precious: said originally of pearls, now used more generally
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Relating to or having flowers that blossom before the leaves emerge. Some species of magnolias are precocious.
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The definition of resplendent is full of splendor or dazzling.
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Calling attention; flashy; standing out to the eye, often in such a way that is of low quality or little merit
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Having or evidencing a refined mind and wit.
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(Of a material or object) See-through, clear; having the property that light passes through it almost undisturbed, such that one can see through it clearly.
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Sparkling intermittently.
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Impudent; fresh
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The quality of being exceptionally effulgent (giving off light).
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A state of being bright and radiant, splendor, brilliance.
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The giving off of light by a substance when it is exposed to electromagnetic radiation, such as visible light or x-rays. As long as electromagnetic radiation continues to bombard the substance, electrons in the fluorescent material become excited but return very quickly to lower energy, giving off light, always of the same frequency. Fluorescent dyes are often used in microscopic imaging, where different dyes can penetrate and illuminate different parts of the sample being examined, helping to distinguish its structures.
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The condition or state of being iridescent; exhibition of colors like those of the rainbow; a prismatic play of color.
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The property of being lambent, brightness.
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The state of being opalescent
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A person, thing, or act so extraordinary as to inspire wonder; specif., a child of highly unusual talent or genius
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The quality of being refulgent; refulgency
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The property of being refulgent.
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An unusually skillful or ingenious creation, production, or performance, sometimes one that is merely clever or spectacular
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Great technical skill or captivating personal style, especially as exhibited in the arts.
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The quality or condition of being vivacious; liveliness:
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A child prodigy; a phenom.
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To make or become bright or brighter
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To brighten; animate
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Dull or slow-witted:
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The definition of lackluster is something lacking energy or excitement, or lacking in shine or vibrancy.
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Nebulous is defined as something that has to do with a cloud of gas or dust in space.
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Indistinctly heard; faint.
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Allowing little light to pass through, not translucent or transparent.
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cheerful
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Not suitable; inappropriate:
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Feeling or characterized by sadness or dejection.
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Dismal; dreary:
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The definition of doleful is full of grief or sadness.
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The definition of dreary is something that is gloomy or depressing.
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Overspread with or enveloped in darkness or dimness
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Shabby, drab, or squalid.
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(Category theory) (Of a category) in which every monomorphism is normal.
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Capturing the overall sense of a thing.
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(Informal) Very bad, ugly, shocking, unpleasant, etc.
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Making or implying threats:
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The definition of stupid is a person with less than normal intelligence or a boring situation.
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Having or showing a lack or deficiency of intelligence
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Not aware or informed; lacking knowledge
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(Of colour) Dull or deeper in hue; not bright or light.
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Lacking light; dim; shadowy
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Not transparent, as certain liquids.
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Being of the color black, producing or reflecting comparatively little light and having no predominant hue.
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Of a low intensity of color; light.
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Of pastel
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with brightness
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emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts
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Resembling silver in color or luster:
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Lighted; burning
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(South African) Of or belonging to a population grouping made up of persons of mixed racial descent or of certain other nonwhite descent, especially as distinguished during apartheid from blacks, Asians, or whites.
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Strange or different in a way that is striking or fascinating; strangely beautiful, enticing, etc.
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Unknown, surrounded in mystery.
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(Often with "to" + infinitive or with a prepositional phrase) Enthusiastic
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Not torn
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Richly or brightly colored; resplendent:
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Having, showing, or characterized by wit; cleverly amusing
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Splendor, splendour; dazzling brightness.
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Not faded
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Not mangled.
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Lighted by the sun
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Not having been defaced.
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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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