bright


bright
bright [adj1] shining, glowing in appearance ablaze, aglow, alight, argent, auroral, beaming, blazing, brilliant, burning, burnished, coruscating, dazzling, effulgent, flashing, fulgent, fulgid, glaring, gleaming, glistening, glittering, glossy, golden, illuminated, illumined, incandescent, intense, irradiated, lambent, light, lighted, limpid, luminous, lustrous, mirrorlike, moonlit, phosphorescent, polished, radiant, relucent, resplendent, scintillating, shimmering, shiny, silvery, sparkling, sunlit, sunny, twinkling, vivid; concept 617 —Ant. dark, dreary, dull, obscure, somber bright [adj2] sunny, clear (weather) clement, cloudless, fair, favorable, limpid, lucid, mild, pellucid, pleasant, translucent, transparent, unclouded; concept 525 —Ant. black, cloudy, dark, dreary, dusky, gloomy, murky bright [adj3] intelligent acute, advanced, alert, astute, aware, brainy, brilliant, clearheaded, clever, discerning, eggheaded*, Einstein*, having smarts*, ingenious, inventive, keen, knowing, precocious, quick, quickwitted, sharp, smart, whiz kid*, wide-awake; concept 402 —Ant. dull, stupid, unaware, unintelligent bright [adj4] hopeful, promising airy, auspicious, benign, breezy, cheering, encouraging, excellent, favorable, golden, good, optimistic, palmy, propitious, prosperous, rosy; concept 537 —Ant. depressing, horrible, threatening, unpromising bright [adj5] cheerful alert, animated, gay, genial, glad, happy, jolly, joyful, joyous, keen, lighthearted, lively, merry, optimistic, sanguine, spirited, sprightly, vivacious; concept 404 —Ant. depressed, depressing, doleful, dreary, gloomy, unhappy bright [adj6] famous, outstanding distinguished, eminent, glorious, illustrious, magnificent, prominent, remarkable, splendid; concept 568 —Ant. normal, typical bright [adj7] vivid in color brave, brilliant, clear, colored, colorful, deep, flashy, fresh, gay, glitzy*, hued, intense, psychedelic, razzledazzle, rich, ruddy, sharp, showy, tinged, tinted; concept 618 —Ant. light, pale, pastel 

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  • bright — W2S2 [braıt] adj comparative brighter superlative brightest ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(light)¦ 2¦(sunny)¦ 3¦(intelligent)¦ 4¦(colours)¦ 5¦(cheerful)¦ 6¦(successful)¦ 7 as bright as a button 8 look …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Bright — ist der Name folgender Personen: Bette Bright, britische Rocksängerin Bill Bright (1921–2003), US amerikanischer Evangelist Bobby Bright (* 1952), US amerikanischer Politiker Cameron Bright (* 1993), kanadischer Schauspieler Charles Tilston… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • bright — [ braıt ] adjective *** ▸ 1 with strong color ▸ 2 full of light ▸ 3 intelligent ▸ 4 lively ▸ 5 likely to succeed ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) usually before noun bright colors are strong but not dark: She was wearing a bright red scarf. His eyes are bright… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Bright — may refer to:*Brightness, the perception of how dark or light a source of luminance is *Being bright , describing colloquially, something with intelligence (trait) *The Brights movement, a social movement promoting the naturalistic… …   Wikipedia

  • bright´ly — bright «bryt», adjective, adverb, noun. –adj. 1. giving much light; shining: »The stars are bright, but sunshine is brighter. 2. very light or clear: »It is a bright day with no clouds. 3. Figurative. clever; quick witted; …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bright — Bright, a. [OE. briht, AS. beorht, briht; akin to OS. berht, OHG. beraht, Icel. bjartr, Goth. ba[ i]rhts. [root]94.] 1. Radiating or reflecting light; shedding or having much light; shining; luminous; not dark. [1913 Webster] The sun was bright o …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bright — adj 1 Bright, brilliant, radiant, luminous, lustrous, effulgent, refulgent, beaming, lambent, lucent, incandescent are comparable when they mean actually or seemingly shining or glowing with light. Bright implies an opposition to dim or dull; it… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • bright — [braɪt] adjective FINANCE if share trading is bright, there is a lot of activity and prices are rising: • Trading will be relatively bright in the first half, with the Nikkei rising above 30,000. * * * bright UK US /braɪt/ adjective ► FINANCE,… …   Financial and business terms

  • bright — [brīt] adj. [ME < OE bryht, earlier beorht < IE base * bher eg , to gleam, white > BIRCH, Goth bairhts] 1. shining with light that is radiated or reflected; full of light 2. clear or brilliant in color or sound; vivid or intense 3.… …   English World dictionary

  • BRIGHT (J.) — BRIGHT JOHN (1811 1889) Homme politique britannique de premier plan et grande figure du libéralisme, John Bright est un industriel du Lancashire. Appartenant à une famille de quakers, il a reçu une bonne éducation, mais n’est pas passé par les… …   Encyclopédie Universelle


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