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- Bright as an Adjective
- Definitions of "Bright" as an adjective
- Synonyms of "Bright" as an adjective (78 Words)
- Usage Examples of "Bright" as an adjective
- Bright as an Adverb
- Definitions of "Bright" as an adverb
- Synonyms of "Bright" as an adverb (4 Words)
- Usage Examples of "Bright" as an adverb
- Associations of "Bright" (30 Words)
The synonyms of “Bright” are: brilliant, undimmed, hopeful, promising, burnished, lustrous, shining, shiny, vivid, smart, light, blazing, dazzling, beaming, intense, glaring, full, complete, total, clear, plain, undiminished, sunny, cloudless, unclouded, fair, fine, striking, strong, eye-catching, glowing, bold, rich, flamboyant, colourful, vibrant, clever, intelligent, sharp, quick-witted, quick, canny, astute, intuitive, acute, alert, keen, perceptive, ingenious, inventive, resourceful, proficient, accomplished, gifted, happy, genial, cheerful, cheery, jolly, joyful, glad, merry, light-hearted, blithe, rosy, full of promise, optimistic, favourable, propitious, auspicious, providential, encouraging, lucky, fortunate, good, excellent, golden, pellucid, brightly, brilliantly, vividly, intensely
Bright as an Adjective
Definitions of "Bright" as an adjective
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “bright” as an adjective can have the following definitions:
- Giving out or reflecting much light; shining.
- Emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts.
- Made smooth and bright by or as if by rubbing; reflecting a sheen or glow.
- Having striking color.
- Having strong or striking color.
- (of colour) vivid and bold.
- Full or promise.
- (of sound) clear, vibrant, and typically high-pitched.
- Having lots of light either natural or artificial.
- Cheerful and lively.
- Intelligent and quick-witted.
- (of someone's future) likely to be successful and happy.
- Likely to turn out well in the future.
- (of a period of time) having sunny, cloudless weather.
- Characterized by quickness and ease in learning.
- Not made dim or less bright.
- Characterized by happiness or gladness.
- Clear and sharp and ringing.
- Full of light.
- Having a vivid colour.
Synonyms of "Bright" as an adjective (78 Words)
|accomplished||Successfully completed or brought to an end.|
An accomplished pianist.
|acute||Denoting or designed for patients with an acute form of a disease.|
An acute housing shortage.
|alert||Quick to notice any unusual and potentially dangerous or difficult circumstances; vigilant.|
Caught by a couple of alert cops.
|astute||Having or showing an ability to accurately assess situations or people and turn this to one’s advantage.|
An astute tenant always reads the small print in a lease.
|auspicious||Characterized by success; prosperous.|
They said it was an auspicious moon it was rising.
|beaming||Pleased and proud.|
The beaming sun.
The blazing sun.
|blithe||Carefree and happy and lighthearted.|
A blithe disregard for the rules of the road.
|bold||(especially of a child) naughty; badly behaved.|
A coat with bold polka dots.
|brilliant||Having or marked by unusual and impressive intelligence.|
A brilliant mind.
|burnished||Made smooth and bright by or as if by rubbing; reflecting a sheen or glow.|
The palace was white with a roof of burnished gold.
|canny||Having or showing shrewdness and good judgement, especially in money or business matters.|
Canny investors will switch banks if they think they are getting a raw deal.
|cheerful||Pleasantly (even unrealistically) optimistic.|
A cheerful voice.
|cheery||Bright and pleasant; promoting a feeling of cheer.|
A cheery hello.
|clear||Clear of charges or deductions.|
The ship was clear of the reef.
|clever||Healthy or well.|
He was very clever at getting what he wanted.
|cloudless||Free from clouds.|
Under a cloudless sky.
|colourful||Striking in variety and interest.|
The financier had had a colourful career.
|complete||Perfect and complete in every respect having all necessary qualities.|
A complete coward.
|dazzling||Amazingly impressive; suggestive of the flashing of lightning.|
The sunlight was dazzling.
|encouraging||Giving someone support or confidence; supportive.|
Encouraging advances in medical research.
|excellent||Extremely good; outstanding.|
Made an excellent speech.
|eye-catching||Seizing the attention.|
|fair||(of a manuscript) having few alterations or corrections.|
Today will be fair and warm.
|favourable||(of winds or weather) tending to promote or facilitate.|
Favourable conditions for vegetation growth.
|fine||Characterized by elegance or refinement or accomplishment.|
A fine gentleman.
|flamboyant||Marked by ostentation but often tasteless.|
The band s flamboyant lead singer.
|fortunate||Having unexpected good fortune.|
A federal programme aimed at helping less fortunate families.
|full||Constituting the full quantity or extent complete.|
His heart was full of hate.
|full of promise||Being at a peak or culminating point.|
|genial||Diffusing warmth and friendliness.|
Our genial host.
|gifted||Endowed with talent or talents.|
A gifted amateur musician.
|glad||Willing and eager (to do something.|
A glad smile.
|glaring||Conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible.|
A glaring error.
He received a glowing report from his teachers.
|golden||(of a singing voice) rich and smooth.|
Curls of glossy golden hair.
|good||Obedient to rules or conventions.|
Had a good workout.
|happy||Willing to do something.|
We will be happy to advise you.
|hopeful||Full or promise.|
He remained hopeful that something could be worked out.
|ingenious||Showing inventiveness and skill.|
|intelligent||Having or showing intelligence, especially of a high level.|
Is there intelligent life in the universe.
|intense||Extremely sharp or intense.|
The job demands intense concentration.
|intuitive||Spontaneously derived from or prompted by a natural tendency.|
An intuitive revulsion.
|inventive||Marked by independence and creativity in thought or action- Lewis Mumford.|
A courageous and inventive piece of film making.
|jolly||Happy and cheerful.|
The jolly crowd at the reunion.
|joyful||Full of high-spirited delight.|
|keen||Having or showing eagerness or enthusiasm.|
There could be keen competition to provide the service.
|light||Psychologically light especially free from sadness or troubles.|
A light colored powder.
|light-hearted||Carefree and happy and lighthearted.|
|lucky||Having or bringing good fortune.|
Set a lustrous example for others to follow.
|merry||Cheerful and lively.|
After the third beer he began to feel quite merry.
|optimistic||Expecting the best.|
Previous estimates of whale numbers may be wildly optimistic.
|pellucid||Transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity.|
A pellucid brook.
|perceptive||Of or relating to perception.|
A perceptive observation.
|plain||Denoting or relating to a type of knitting stitch produced by putting the needle through the front of each stitch from left to right.|
In plain view.
|proficient||Competent or skilled in doing or using something.|
I was proficient at my job.
|promising||Likely to turn out well in the future.|
A promising young man.
|propitious||Giving or indicating a good chance of success; favourable.|
The timing for such a meeting seemed propitious.
|providential||Relating to or characteristic of providence- M.R.Cohen.|
|quick||Moving quickly and lightly.|
He was always quick to point out her faults.
|quick-witted||Mentally nimble and resourceful.|
|resourceful||Having the ability to find quick and clever ways to overcome difficulties.|
You will become stronger and more resourceful in the face of adversity.
|rich||Marked by richness and fullness of flavor.|
A rich and famous family.
|rosy||Of blush color.|
A rosy cheeked schoolgirl.
|sharp||Of a key having a sharp or sharps in the signature.|
Paul s a sharp operator.
|shining||Giving out or reflecting bright light.|
A shining expanse of water.
|shiny||Having a shiny surface or coating.|
Saw the moon like a shiny dime on a deep blue velvet carpet.
|smart||Improperly forward or bold.|
|striking||(of an employee) on strike.|
It is striking that no research into the problem is being carried out.
|strong||Strong and sure.|
Sing is a strong verb.
|sunny||Bright and pleasant; promoting a feeling of cheer.|
A sunny day.
|total||Comprising the whole number or amount.|
It is a matter of total indifference to me.
|unclouded||Not troubled or spoiled by anything.|
You wake up to sunshine and unclouded skies.
|undiminished||Not lessened or diminished.|
His enthusiasm for the game remains undiminished.
|vibrant||Full of energy and life.|
His vibrant voice.
|vivid||(of a person or animal) lively and vigorous.|
A bird with vivid plumage.
Usage Examples of "Bright" as an adjective
- Her bright, dark eyes.
- The sun was bright and hot.
- Bright faces.
- The long, bright days of June.
- Bright dress.
- A bright young journalist.
- These young people have a bright future ahead of them.
- A stage bright with spotlights.
- The bright green leaves.
- The rooms are bright and spacious.
- Bright silver candlesticks.
- The bright stars of stage and screen.
- The sun was dazzlingly bright.
- At breakfast she would be persistently bright and chirpy.
- A bright moment in history.
- All the world seems bright and gay.
- She gave a bright smile.
- Some children are brighter in one subject than another.
- The bright sound of the trumpet section.
- Had a bright future in publishing.
- A bright idea.
- The room was bright and airy.
- The bright pageantry of court.
- A bright sunlit room.
- Her voice is fresh and bright.
- A bright tie.
Bright as an Adverb
Definitions of "Bright" as an adverb
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “bright” as an adverb can have the following definitions:
- With brightness.
Synonyms of "Bright" as an adverb (4 Words)
|brilliantly||In a very bright or dazzling way.|
At night the town was brilliantly lit.
|intensely||With extreme force or strength.|
She loved him intensely.
|vividly||In a vivid manner.|
I am vividly aware of the need for good journalism.
Usage Examples of "Bright" as an adverb
- The windows glowed jewel bright.
- A full moon shining bright.
Associations of "Bright" (30 Words)
|bask||Derive or receive pleasure from; get enjoyment from; take pleasure in.|
The seals were basking in the sun.
|beam||Express with a beaming face or smile.|
A beam of satisfaction.
|brighten||Make (something) more attractively colourful.|
Most of the country should brighten up later.
|brightly||In a way that is characterized by having vivid colours.|
Those on stage smiled brightly at the crowd.
|brightness||Success and happiness.|
He adds brightness to the dishes by tossing in fresh herbs.
|brilliance||Vividness of colour.|
The nights were dark lit only by the brilliance of Aegean stars.
|brilliantly||In an impressive or outstanding way; very well.|
The stars shone brilliantly.
|dazzling||Amazingly impressive; suggestive of the flashing of lightning.|
The lights were flashing.
|glimmer||A faint or wavering light.|
The moonlight glimmered on the lawn.
|glisten||A sparkling light reflected from something wet.|
His eyes were glistening.
|glitter||Be shiny, as if wet.|
Sneakers trimmed with sequins and glitter.
|glow||An appearance of reflected light.|
Her face glowed when she came out of the sauna.
|illuminate||Help to clarify or explain.|
His face was illuminated by a smile.
|illumine||Enlighten (someone) spiritually or intellectually.|
He moved her lamp so that her face was illumined.
|light||The light falling on the windows of a house.|
A light lilting voice like a silver bell.
|limelight||A lamp consisting of a flame directed at a cylinder of lime with a lens to concentrate the light; formerly used for stage lighting.|
The shock win has thrust him into the limelight.
|lucent||Softly bright or radiant.|
The lucent moon.
|luminescent||Emitting light not caused by heat.|
The team is developing a transparent luminescent solar concentrator.
Altair has ten times the luminosity of the sun.
|luminous||Softly bright or radiant.|
Her eyes were luminous with joy.
|opalescence||The visual property of something having a milky brightness and a play of colors from the surface.|
|phosphorescent||Emitting light without appreciable heat as by slow oxidation of phosphorous.|
The phosphorescent glow of decaying wood.
|polished||(of rice) having had the outer husk removed during milling.|
|radiance||Light or heat as emitted or reflected by something.|
Restore your skin s natural radiance.
|radiant||A radiant point.|
He praised her radiant self confidence.
|shine||Make a surface shine.|
His talent shines.
|shining||Marked by exceptional merit.|
Had shining virtues and few faults.
|sunlight||Light from the sun.|
A shaft of sunlight.
|twinkle||Emit or reflect light in a flickering manner.|
The distant twinkle of the lights.