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bright

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of bright

  1. 1 giving off or reflecting much light in the desert the sun was so bright that it hurt my eyes the moon is bright tonight Synonyms of bright beaming, bedazzling, brilliant, candescent, clear, dazzling, effulgent, fulgent, glowing, incandescent, lambent, lucent, lucid, luminous, lustrous, radiant, refulgent, sheeny, shining, shiny, splendid Words Related to bright ablaze, ardent, blazing, burning, combusting, fiery, flaming, red-hot; agleam, aglitter, blinding, coruscant, flaring, flashing, flickering, gemmy, glancing, glaring, gleaming, glimmering, glinting, glistening, glistering, glittering, scintillant, scintillating, shimmering, shimmery, sparkling, sunny, twinkling, winking; burnished, polished, shined; superbright, ultrabright Near Antonyms of bright blackened, dark, darkened, darkish, darkling, darksome, dimmed, dusky, gloomy, lightless, murky, obscure, obscured, pitch-black, pitch-dark, somber (or sombre), sunless, tenebrous, unlit; cloudy, shadowlike, shadowy, shady; gray (also grey), leaden, pale, palish Antonyms of bright dim, dull, lackluster, unbright, unbrilliant

  2. 2 filled with much light the display windows of department stores are especially bright at Christmastime Synonyms of bright ablaze, alight, brightened, illuminated, illumined, light, lightsome, lit (or lighted) Words Related to bright floodlit (also floodlighted), highlighted, spotlighted (or spotlit); ignited, kindled; moonlit, shiny, sunlit, sunny, sunshiny Near Antonyms of bright gloomy, somber (or sombre), sunless; cloudy, murky, obscured, shadowlike, shadowy; gray (also grey), leaden, pale; lightproof Antonyms of bright blackened, dark, darkened, darkish, darkling, dimmed, dusk, dusky, lightless, pitch-black, pitch-dark, tenebrous, unlit

  3. 3 having or showing a good mood or disposition always walks into work with a bright smile on his face Synonyms of bright blithe, blithesome, cheerful, buoyant, canty [British dialect], cheery, chipper, eupeptic, gay, gladsome, lightsome, sunny, upbeat, winsomeWords Related to bright hopeful, optimistic, rosy, sanguine; animated, chirpy, jaunty, lilting, lively, perky, sprightful, sprightly, vivacious; carefree, careless, cavalier, devil-may-care, easygoing, happy-go-lucky, insouciant, lighthearted, unconcerned; boon, gleeful, jocund, jolly, jovial, merry, mirthful; blissful, delighted, glad, gratified, happy, joyful, joyous, pleased, satisfied, tickled; beaming, grinning, laughing, smilingNear Antonyms of bright joyless, sad, unhappy, unsatisfied; dull, lethargic, listless, sluggish, torpid; blue, brokenhearted, crestfallen, dejected, depressed, despondent, disconsolate, disheartened, down, downcast, downhearted, droopy, forlorn, hangdog, heavyhearted, inconsolable, low, low-spirited, melancholy, mirthless, sorrowfulAntonyms of bright dour, gloomy, glum, morose, saturnine, sulky, sullen

  4. 4 having or showing quickness of mind a company that is always looking for bright, ambitious college graduates Synonyms of bright alert, brainy, intelligent, brilliant, clever, exceptional, fast, hyperintelligent, keen, nimble, quick, quick-witted, sharp, sharp-witted, smart, supersmart, ultrasmartWords Related to bright apt, ingenious, resourceful; acute, astute, discerning, heady, insightful, knowing, perceptive, percipient, perspicacious, sagacious, sapient, savvy, wise; cerebral, erudite, genial, highbrow, knowledgeable, learned, literate, scholarly, well-read; educated, informed, schooled, skilled, trained; creative, inventive, judicious, prudent, sage, sane, sapient, sensible, sound, wise; crafty, cunning, foxy, shrewd, wily; logical, rational, reasonableNear Antonyms of bright feebleminded, simpleminded; boobish, foolish, half-baked, idiotic (also idiotical), imbecile (or imbecilic), moronic, silly; ignorant, illiterate, lowbrow, nonintellectual, unacademic, uneducated, uninformed, unintellectual, untaught, unthinking; absurd, asinine, balmy, cockeyed, crackpot, crazy, cuckoo, daffy, daft, dippy, dotty, featherheaded, fool, half-baked, harebrained, insane, kooky (also kookie), loony (also looney), lunatic, mad, nonsensical, nutty, preposterous, sappy, screwball, tomfool, unwise, wacky (also whacky), zanyAntonyms of bright airheaded, birdbrained, boneheaded, brain-dead, brainless, bubbleheaded, chuckleheaded, dense, dim, dim-witted, doltish, dopey (also dopy), dorky [slang], dull, dumb, dunderheaded, empty-headed, fatuous, gormless [chiefly British], half-witted, knuckleheaded, lamebrain (or lamebrained), lunkheaded, mindless, obtuse, opaque, pinheaded, senseless, simple, slow, slow-witted, soft, softheaded, stupid, thick, thickheaded, thick-witted, unbrilliant, unintelligent, unsmart, vacuous, weak-minded, witless

  5. 5 having qualities which inspire hope predicted a bright future for the young math whiz Synonyms of bright auspicious, hopeful, encouraging, fair, golden, heartening, likely, optimistic, promising, propitious, roseate, rose-colored, rosy, upbeatWords Related to bright cheering, comforting, reassuring, soothing; assured, confident, decisive, doubtless, positive, sure, unhesitating; beamish, bullish, eupeptic; favorable, goodNear Antonyms of bright cheerless, comfortless; doubtful, dubious, uncertain; bearish, grim, negative, unfavorable; funereal, glum, gray (also grey), miserable, wretchedAntonyms of bright bleak, dark, depressing, desperate, discouraging, disheartening, dismal, downbeat, dreary, gloomy, hopeless, inauspicious, pessimistic, unencouraging, unlikely, unpromising, unpropitious

  6. 6 pointing toward a happy outcome all the signs are bright right now for an economic boom Synonyms of bright auspicious, favorable, encouraging, golden, heartening, hopeful, promising, propitiousWords Related to bright fortunate, fortuitous, happy, lucky, providential; advantageous, beneficial, profitable, prosperous, salutaryNear Antonyms of bright unfortunate, unhappy, unlucky; calamitous, catastrophic, disastrous, fatal, ruinous; baleful, dark, dire, direful, doomy, foreboding, gloomy, ill, ill-boding, menacing, minatory, ominous, portentous, sinister, threateningAntonyms of bright dim, discouraging, disheartening, futureless, hopeless, inauspicious, unfavorable, unpromising, unpropitious

  7. 7 serving to lift one's spirits a bright and beautiful morning to begin planting our garden Synonyms of bright cheerful, cheering, cheery, gay, gladWords Related to bright gladdening, heartening, heartwarming; gleaming, radiant, sparklingNear Antonyms of bright discouraging, disheartening; colorless, drab, dull, lackluster, lusterless; black, desolate, dispiritingAntonyms of bright bleak, cheerless, dark, depressing, dismal, dreary, gloomy, gray (also grey)

  8. 8 standing above others in rank, importance, or achievement a bright new star on the operatic scene Synonyms of bright astral, eminent, distinguished, illustrious, luminous, noble, notable, noteworthy, outstanding, preeminent, prestigious, redoubtable, signal, star, superiorWords Related to bright celebrated, exalted, famed, famous, glorious, honored, renowned, reputable; infamous, notorious; dominant, paramount, predominantNear Antonyms of bright insignificant, minor, unimportant; average, inferior, mediocre; obscure, uncelebrated, unsung

  9. 9 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 Synonyms of bright aglow, beaming, radiant, glowing, sunnyWords Related to bright brilliant, dazzling, effulgent, gleaming, luminous, refulgent, shining, starry; blithe, blithesome, radiant, cheerful, cheery, chipper, gay, gladsome, lightsome, merry, mirthful, optimistic, upbeat; jocund, jovial, laughing, smiling; blooming, rosy; blissful, chuffed [British], delighted, gratified, happy, joyful, joyous, pleased, satisfied, thankful, tickledNear Antonyms of bright 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

  10. 10 not stormy or cloudy we'll have a picnic on the next bright day Synonyms of bright fair, clear, cloudless, sunny, sunshiny, uncloudedWords Related to bright balmy, clement, gentle, mild, moderate, temperate; calm, halcyon, peaceful, placid, serene, tranquil; fine, pleasantNear Antonyms of bright harsh, inclement, severe; blustering, blustery, breezy, gusty; foggy, hazy, misty, murky, soupyAntonyms of bright bleak, cloudy, dirty, foul, nasty, overcast, rainy, raw, rough, squally, stormy, sunless, tempestuous, turbulent

Synonym Discussion of bright

bright, brilliant, radiant, luminous, lustrous mean shining or glowing with light. bright implies emitting or reflecting a high degree of light. brilliant implies intense often sparkling brightness. radiant stresses the emission or seeming emission of rays of light. luminous implies emission of steady, suffused, glowing light by reflection or in surrounding darkness. lustrous stresses an even, rich light from a surface that reflects brightly without glittering.

bright

adverb

Synonyms and Antonyms of bright

  1. in a manner marked by the shining or reflecting of much light the storm passed, and once again the sun shone bright Synonyms of bright brightly, brilliantly, dazzlingly, fulgently, glowingly, incandescently, lambently, luminously, lustrously, radiantly, splendidlyWords Related to bright blazingly, burningly, flamingly; blindingly, flaringly, flickeringly, glaringly, glitteringly, opalescently; pellucidlyNear Antonyms of bright darkly, duskily, gloomily, murkily, obscurely, somberly; cloudily, shadily, shadowilyAntonyms of bright dimly, dully


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