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Synonyms for bright

Adjective

1. bright (vs. dull), agleam, gleaming, nitid, aglow(predicate), lambent, lucent, luminous, aglitter(predicate), coruscant, fulgid, glinting, glistering, glittering, glittery, scintillant, scintillating, sparkly, beady, beadlike, buttony, buttonlike, beaming, beamy, effulgent, radiant, refulgent, blazing, blinding, dazzling, fulgent, glaring, glary, bright as a new penny(predicate), brilliant, ardent, glimmery, glistening, glossy, lustrous, sheeny, shiny, shining, iridescent, nacreous, opalescent, opaline, pearlescent, lurid, noctilucent, satiny, sleek, silken, silky, silklike, slick, self-luminous, shimmery, silver, silvern, silvery, twinkling(prenominal)
usage: emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts; "the sun was bright and hot"; "a bright sunlit room"
2. bright, brilliant, vivid, colorful (vs. colorless), colourful
usage: having striking color; "bright dress"; "brilliant tapestries"; "a bird with vivid plumage"
3. bright, smart, intelligent (vs. unintelligent)
usage: characterized by quickness and ease in learning; "some children are brighter in one subject than another"; "smart children talk earlier than the average"
4. bright, light (vs. dark)
usage: having lots of light either natural or artificial; "the room was bright and airy"; "a stage bright with spotlights"
5. bright, burnished, lustrous, shining, shiny, polished (vs. unpolished)
usage: made smooth and bright by or as if by rubbing; reflecting a sheen or glow; "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"
6. bright, glorious (vs. inglorious)
usage: splendid; "the bright stars of stage and screen"; "a bright moment in history"; "the bright pageantry of court"
7. undimmed (vs. dimmed), bright
usage: not made dim or less bright; "undimmed headlights"; "surprisingly the curtain started to rise while the houselights were still undimmed"
8. bright, brilliant, reverberant (vs. unreverberant)
usage: clear and sharp and ringing; "the bright sound of the trumpet section"; "the brilliant sound of the trumpets"
9. bright, happy (vs. unhappy)
usage: characterized by happiness or gladness; "bright faces"; "all the world seems bright and gay"
10. bright, hopeful, promising, auspicious (vs. inauspicious)
usage: full or promise; "had a bright future in publishing"; "the scandal threatened an abrupt end to a promising political career"; "a hopeful new singer on Broadway"

Adverb

1. brilliantly, brightly, bright
usage: with brightness; "the stars shone brilliantly"; "the windows glowed jewel bright"
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