Synonyms and Antonyms of BRIGHT

filled with much light <the display windows of department stores are especially bright at Christmastime>
Related Words floodlit (also floodlighted), highlighted, spotlighted (or spotlit); ignited, kindled; moonlit, shiny, sunlit, sunny, sunshiny
Near Antonyms gloomy, somber (or sombre), sunless; cloudy, murky, obscured, shadowlike, shadowy; gray (also grey), leaden, pale; lightproof
having or showing quickness of mind <a company that is always looking for bright, ambitious college graduates>
serving to lift one's spirits <a bright and beautiful morning to begin planting our garden>
Antonyms bleak, cheerless, dark, depressing, dismal, dreary, gloomy, gray (also grey)
standing above others in rank, importance, or achievement <a bright new star on the operatic scene>
having or being an outward sign of good feelings (as of love, confidence, or happiness) <a room full of summer interns with bright, eager faces>
Near Antonyms blank, flat, listless, stoic (or stoical), unemotional; black, dark, darkening, depressing, dismal, gloomy, glum, gray (also grey), melancholy, sullen; frowning, glaring, glowering, lowering (also louring), scowling
not stormy or cloudy <we'll have a picnic on the next bright day>
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