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