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Synonyms for bright

Synonyms for (adjective) bright

Synonyms: promising, hopeful, bright Definition: full or promise Usage: had a bright future in publishing; the scandal threatened an abrupt end to a promising political career; a hopeful new singer on Broadway

Similar words: auspicious Definition: auguring favorable circumstances and good luck Usage: an auspicious beginning for the campaign

Synonyms: bright Definition: having lots of light either natural or artificial Usage: the room was bright and airy; a stage bright with spotlights

Similar words: light Definition: characterized by or emitting light Usage: a room that is light when the shutters are open; the inside of the house was airy and light

Synonyms: bright Definition: emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts Usage: the sun was bright and hot; a bright sunlit room

Similar words: nitid, gleaming, agleam Definition: bright with a steady but subdued shining Usage: from the plane we saw the city below agleam with lights; the gleaming brass on the altar; Nereids beneath the nitid moon

Similar words: aglow, lucent, luminous, lambent Definition: softly bright or radiant Usage: a house aglow with lights; glowing embers; lambent tongues of flame; the lucent moon; a sky luminous with stars

Similar words: aglitter, coruscant, fulgid, scintillant, scintillating, sparkly, glinting, glistering, glittering, glittery Definition: having brief brilliant points or flashes of light Usage: bugle beads all aglitter; glinting eyes; glinting water; his glittering eyes were cold and malevolent; shop window full of glittering Christmas trees; glittery costume jewelry; scintillant mica; the scintillating stars; a dress with sparkly sequins; `glistering' is an archaic term

Similar words: buttonlike, buttony, beadlike, beady Definition: small and round and shiny like a shiny bead or button Usage: bright beady eyes; black buttony eyes

Similar words: beaming, beamy, effulgent, refulgent, radiant Definition: radiating or as if radiating light Usage: the beaming sun; the effulgent daffodils; a radiant sunrise; a refulgent sunset

Similar words: fulgent, blazing, blinding, glaring, glary, dazzling Definition: shining intensely Usage: the blazing sun; blinding headlights; dazzling snow; fulgent patterns of sunlight; the glaring sun

Similar words: bright as a new penny Definition: (metaphor) shining brightly

Similar words: brilliant Definition: full of light; shining intensely Usage: a brilliant star; brilliant chandeliers

Similar words: ardent Definition: glowing or shining like fire Usage: from rank to rank she darts her ardent eyes- Alexander Pope; frightened by his ardent burning eyes

Similar words: glimmery Definition: shining softly and intermittently Usage: glimmery candlelight

Similar words: glistening, glossy, lustrous, sheeny, shining, shiny Definition: reflecting light Usage: glistening bodies of swimmers; the horse's glossy coat; lustrous auburn hair; saw the moon like a shiny dime on a deep blue velvet carpet; shining white enamel

Similar words: iridescent, nacreous, opalescent, opaline, pearlescent Definition: having a play of lustrous rainbow colors Usage: an iridescent oil slick; nacreous (or pearlescent) clouds looking like mother-of-pearl; a milky opalescent (or opaline) luster

Similar words: lurid Definition: shining with an unnatural red glow as of fire seen through smoke Usage: a lurid sunset; lurid flames

Similar words: noctilucent Definition: shining or glowing by night Usage: the noctilucent eyes of a cat

Similar words: silken, silklike, silky, satiny, sleek, slick Definition: having a smooth, gleaming surface reflecting light Usage: glossy auburn hair; satiny gardenia petals; sleek black fur; silken eyelashes; silky skin; a silklike fabric; slick seals and otters

Similar words: self-luminous Definition: having in itself the property of emitting light

Similar words: shimmery Definition: glistening tremulously Usage: the shimmery surface of the lake; a dress of shimmery satin

Similar words: silver, silvern, silvery Definition: having the white lustrous sheen of silver Usage: a land of silver (or silvern) rivers where the salmon leap; repeated scrubbings have given the wood a silvery sheen

Similar words: twinkling Definition: shining intermittently with a sparkling light Usage: twinkling stars

Synonyms: bright, brilliant, vivid Definition: having striking color Usage: bright dress; brilliant tapestries; a bird with vivid plumage

Similar words: colorful, colourful Definition: having striking color Usage: colorful autumn leaves

Synonyms: bright Definition: splendid Usage: the bright stars of stage and screen; a bright moment in history; the bright pageantry of court

Similar words: glorious Definition: having or deserving or conferring glory Usage: a long and glorious career; our glorious literature

Synonyms: bright Definition: characterized by happiness or gladness Usage: bright faces; all the world seems bright and gay

Similar words: happy Definition: enjoying or showing or marked by joy or pleasure Usage: a happy smile; spent many happy days on the beach; a happy marriage

Synonyms: bright, smart Definition: characterized by quickness and ease in learning Usage: some children are brighter in one subject than another; smart children talk earlier than the average

Similar words: intelligent Definition: having the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree Usage: is there intelligent life in the universe?; an intelligent question

Synonyms: bright, burnished, shining, shiny, lustrous Definition: made smooth and bright by or as if by rubbing; reflecting a sheen or glow Usage: bright silver candlesticks; a burnished brass knocker; she brushed her hair until it fell in lustrous auburn waves; rows of shining glasses; shiny black patents

Similar words: polished Definition: perfected or made shiny and smooth Usage: his polished prose; in a freshly ironed dress and polished shoes; freshly polished silver

Synonyms: bright, brilliant Definition: clear and sharp and ringing Usage: the bright sound of the trumpet section; the brilliant sound of the trumpets

Similar words: reverberant Definition: having a tendency to reverberate or be repeatedly reflected Usage: a reverberant room; the reverberant booms of cannon