Synonyms and Antonyms of brightly

  1. 1 in a manner marked by the shining or reflecting of much light the light glowed brightly Synonyms bright, brilliantly, dazzlingly, fulgently, glowingly, incandescently, lambently, luminously, lustrously, radiantly, splendidly Related Words blazingly, burningly, flamingly; blindingly, flaringly, flickeringly, glaringly, glitteringly, opalescently; pellucidly Near Antonyms darkly, duskily, gloomily, murkily, obscurely, somberly; cloudily, shadily, shadowily Antonyms dimly, dully

  2. 2 in a cheerful or happy manner “And how are we today?” the nurse asked brightly Synonyms gaily, cheerfully, cheerily, happily, heartily, jocosely, jovially, merrily, mirthfully, smilinglyRelated Words amusedly, exuberantly, giddily, gigglingly, joyfully, joyously; blithely, blithesomely, breezily, gladly, gladsomely, laughingly, lightheartedly, sunnily; amicably, friendlily, friendly, good-humoredly, good-naturedly, jocularly; hopefully, optimistically, sanguinely; blissfully, elatedly, euphorically, rapturouslyNear Antonyms abjectly, dejectedly, despondently, disconsolately, dispiritedly, wretchedly; dolefully, dolorously, forlornly, mournfully, plaintively, sorrowfully; dourly, glumly, mirthlessly, sourly, sternly, sulkily, sullenly; blackly, dismally, drearily, gloomily, pessimisticallyAntonyms bleakly, cheerlessly, darkly, heavily, miserably, morosely, unhappily

  3. 3 in a manner that is colorful and tends to arouse gaiety parade marchers carrying brightly painted banners Synonyms bravely, gaily, brilliantly, colorfullyRelated Words flamboyantly, flashily, garishly, gaudily, loud, loudly, ostentatiously; fancily, ornately, swankily; gorgeously, richly, spectacularly, splendidly, strikingly; dapperly, dashingly, gallantly, jazzily, nattily, neatly, pertly, smartly, snappily, spiffily; conspicuously, luridly, shockinglyNear Antonyms colorlessly, inconspicuously, unobtrusively, unpretentiously; chastely, demurely, modestly; conservatively, plainly, quietly, simply; bleakly, severely, somberlyAntonyms boringly, drably, dully

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