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bright

bright

 
pronunciation:
braIt
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb, noun
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: brighter, brightest
definition 1: filled with, reflecting, or emitting much light; shining.
Outside seemed so bright after being in the dark theater.Our sun is bright, but not as bright as some other stars.
synonyms:
alight, brilliant, effulgent, glittering, illuminated, incandescent, radiant, shining, shiny
antonyms:
black, dark, dim, dull, murky, shadowy, shady, somber
similar words:
beamy, burning, dazzling, garish, glaring, glowing, lambent, light, luminary, lustrous, molten, resplendent, strong
definition 2: brilliant or vivid, as in color or gloss.
The house is painted a bright yellow.
synonyms:
brilliant, vivid
antonyms:
dim, dingy, drab, dull, dusty, neutral, soft, somber, subdued
similar words:
colorful, gay, glowing, intense, rich, strong, wild
definition 3: quick to learn; intelligent.
She's a bright child, so she'll soon catch up to the rest of the class.
synonyms:
brainy, brilliant, intelligent, quick, smart
antonyms:
dense, dull, slow
similar words:
clever, intellectual, light, quick-witted, resourceful, sharp
definition 4: marked by favorable circumstances; promising.
He has a bright future ahead of him.
synonyms:
favorable, promising, rosy
antonyms:
dim, grim
similar words:
auspicious, encouraging, hopeful, opportune, optimistic, propitious, prosperous, rose-colored, roseate, successful
definition 5: marked by liveliness; cheerful.
She livens up the place with her bright personality.The bright expression on her face told us there was good news.
synonyms:
cheerful, happy, merry, sparkling, sunny
antonyms:
grim, subdued
similar words:
gay, joyful, joyous, lively
 
part of speech: adverb
inflections: brighter, brightest
definition: in a radiant or shining manner; brightly.
The stars seem to shine brighter in the countryside.
synonyms:
brilliantly, radiantly
 
part of speech: noun
definition: (pl.) the high beam of automotive vehicle headlights. (Cf. dim.)
You should put on your brights in this dark road.
synonyms:
high beam
derivation: brightly (adv.)
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