Thesaurus

brightness

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of brightness

the quality or state of having or giving off light
  • the brightness of the sunshine made me squint after an afternoon spent in a darkened movie theater

Synonyms for brightness

Words Related to brightness

Near Antonyms for brightness

Antonyms for brightness

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about brightness

Time Traveler for brightness

Time Traveler

The first known use of brightness was before the 12th century

See more words from the same century

Cite this Entry

“Brightness.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/brightness. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on brightness

Dictionary: Definition of brightness

Medical Dictionary: Definition of brightness

Nglish: Translation of brightness for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of brightness for Arabic Speakers

Comments on brightness

What made you want to look up brightness? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

A Thanksgiving Word Quiz

  • a traditional thanksgiving dinner
  • November comes from a word for which of the following numbers?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!