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English adjective: bright

1. bright emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts


SamplesThe sun was bright and hot.
A bright sunlit room.


Similaragleam, aglitter, aglow, ardent, beadlike, beady, beaming, beamy, blazing, blinding, bright as a new penny, brilliant, buttonlike, buttony, coruscant, dazzling, effulgent, fulgent, fulgid, glaring, glary, gleaming, glimmery, glinting, glistening, glistering, glittering, glittery, glossy, iridescent, lambent, lucent, luminous, lurid, lustrous, nacreous, nitid, noctilucent, opalescent, opaline, pearlescent, radiant, refulgent, satiny, scintillant, scintillating, self-luminous, sheeny, shimmery, shining, shiny, silken, silklike, silky, silver, silvern, silvery, sleek, slick, sparkly, twinkling


Attributebrightness, brightness level, light, luminance, luminosity, luminousness


Antonymsdull

2. bright having striking color


SamplesBright dress.
Brilliant tapestries.
A bird with vivid plumage.


Synonymsbrilliant, vivid


Similarcolorful, colourful


Antonymscolorless, colourless

3. bright characterized by quickness and ease in learning


SamplesSome children are brighter in one subject than another.
Smart children talk earlier than the average.


Synonymssmart


Similarintelligent


Antonymsunintelligent, stupid

4. bright having lots of light either natural or artificial


SamplesThe room was bright and airy.
A stage bright with spotlights.


Similarlight


Antonymsdark

5. bright made smooth and bright by or as if by rubbing; reflecting a sheen or glow


SamplesBright silver candlesticks.
A burnished brass knocker.
She brushed her hair until it fell in lustrous auburn waves.
Rows of shining glasses.
Shiny black patents.


Synonymsburnished, lustrous, shining, shiny


Similarpolished


Antonymsunpolished

6. bright splendid


SamplesThe bright stars of stage and screen.
A bright moment in history.
The bright pageantry of court.


Similarglorious


Antonymsinglorious

7. bright not made dim or less bright


SamplesUndimmed headlights.
Surprisingly the curtain started to rise while the houselights were still undimmed.


Synonymsundimmed


Antonymsdimmed, dim

8. bright clear and sharp and ringing


SamplesThe bright sound of the trumpet section.
The brilliant sound of the trumpets.


Synonymsbrilliant


Similarreverberant


Antonymsnonresonant, unreverberant

9. bright characterized by happiness or gladness


SamplesBright faces.
All the world seems bright and gay.


Similarhappy


Antonymsunhappy

10. bright full or promise


SamplesHad a bright future in publishing.
The scandal threatened an abrupt end to a promising political career.
A hopeful new singer on Broadway.


Synonymshopeful, promising


Similarauspicious


Antonymsinauspicious, unfortunate


English adverb: bright

1. bright with brightness


SamplesThe stars shone brilliantly.
The windows glowed jewel bright.


Synonymsbrightly, brilliantly









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