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luminous

lu·mi·nous

luminous

 
pronunciation:
lu mih ns
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: giving off light; glowing.
a luminous watch dial
synonyms:
glowing, luminary, luminescent, luminiferous
antonyms:
dark
similar words:
bright, gleaming, glimmering, lambent, lighted, lustrous, radiant, shimmering, shining
definition 2: easy to understand; lucid; clear.
a luminous theory
synonyms:
clear, limpid, lucid, perspicuous
similar words:
articulate, cogent, intelligible, pellucid, understandable
definition 3: intellectually brilliant; enlightened.
synonyms:
brilliant, deep, enlightened, profound
similar words:
clearheaded, intellectual, intelligent, penetrating, perspicacious
derivations: luminously (adv.), luminousness (n.)
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The word luminous contains the following part:
luc, lum Latin root that means light; shine
synonyms:
phot, photo