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Definitions of bright

  1. clear and sharp and ringing; " the bright sound of the trumpet section"; " the brilliant sound of the trumpets"
  2. with brightness; " the stars shone brilliantly"; " the windows glowed jewel bright"
  3. full or promise; " had a bright future in publishing"; " the scandal threatened an abrupt end to a promising political career"
  4. having lots of light either natural or artificial; " the room was bright and airy"; " a stage bright with spotlights"
  5. emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts; " the sun was bright and hot"; " a bright sunlit room"
  6. not made dim or less bright; " undimmed headlights"; " surprisingly the curtain started to rise while the houselights were still undimmed"
  7. having striking color; " bright greens"; " brilliant tapestries"; " a bird with vivid plumage"
  8. abounding with sunlight; " a bright sunny day"; " one shining norming"- John Muir; " when it is warm and shiny"
  9. splendid; " the bright stars of stage and screen"; " a bright moment in history"; " the bright pageantry of court"
  10. characterized by happiness or gladness; " bright faces"; " all the world seems bright and gay"
  11. made smooth and bright by or as if by rubbing; reflecting a sheen or glow; " bright silver candlesticks"; " a burnished brass knocker"; " she brushed her hair until it fell in lustrous auburn waves"; " rows of shining glasses"; " shiny black patents"
  12. characterized by quickness and ease in learning; " some children are brighter in one subject than another"; " smart children talk earlier than the average"
  13. See Brite, v. i.
  14. Radiating or reflecting light; shedding or having much light; shining; luminous; not dark.
  15. Transmitting light; clear; transparent.
  16. Having qualities that render conspicuous or attractive, or that affect the mind as light does the eye; resplendent with charms; as, bright beauty.
  17. Having a clear, quick intellect; intelligent.
  18. Sparkling with wit; lively; vivacious; shedding cheerfulness and joy around; cheerful; cheery.
  19. Illustrious; glorious.
  20. Manifest to the mind, as light is to the eyes; clear; evident; plain.
  21. Of brilliant color; of lively hue or appearance.
  22. Splendor; brightness.
  23. Brightly.
  24. To be or become overripe, as wheat, barley, or hops.
  25. Brightness.
  26. Showing light; brilliant; shining; glorious; witty; lively; fortunate; glowing.
  27. Brighter.
  28. Brightest.
  29. Shining: full of light: clear: beautiful: clever: illustrious.
  30. Shining; clear; illustrious; clever.
  31. Full of light; shining; brilliant; quick- witted; cheery; illustrious.
  32. Shining; full of light; brilliant; transparent; clear; evident; resplendent with charms; illustrious; glorious; witty; ingenious; lively.
  33. To be or become over- ripe.
  34. Shining; clear; illustrious; evident; clever.
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Antonyms for bright

dire, cuckoo, grieving, Deploring, lightproof, asinine, besmirched, silver, low, darkening, lackluster, cheerless, unsmart, fateful, breezy, absurd, bubbleheaded, bitter, illiterate, subdued, dull, direful, cloudy, oafish, wailing, slate, disheartened, boneheaded, dotty, stern, pale, empty, blustery, wretched, mysterious, dirty, blue, soft, purposeless, lonely, negative, weeping, unreverberant, tenebrific, mournful, minatory, nasty, exhausted, bedraggled, ill, disastrous, loony, mystic, unintelligent, gusty, crackpot, daft, unthinking, disheartening, minor, brumous, uncertain, depressive, faltering, lustreless, unimportant, lethargic, steely, lamebrain, inexpressive, slaty, leaden, shadowy, stormy, dispiriting, inauspicious, grotty, crestfallen, softheaded, chill, elliptical, raw, destructive, matte, sinister, glaring, equivocal, vague, lacklustre, turbulent, grayish, inept, unlit, fool, sullen, agonized, sluggish, sullied, double-edged, dimmed, expressionless, sable, calamitous, smoggy, blurry, murky, ebony, timid, occult, unpropitious, clumsy, bearish, feebleminded, lusterless, shady, awkward, half-baked, slow, colorless, dim, colourless, pitch-dark, obscure, worn, sulky, blackened, intimidating, anguished, Chuckleheaded, stolid, obtuse, grungy, torpid, glum, mad, uncelebrated, caliginous, swarthy, aching, bonehead, wacky, ill-defined, ruinous, unlikely, brainless, sordid, dour, screwball, faint, hazy, fuzzy, funereal, deep, brain dead, indistinct, cold, filthy, Impercipient, unfavorable, pinheaded, slow-witted, solemn, balmy, ominous, opaque, foggy, lugubrious, half-witted, bungling, heavyhearted, smutty, nonresonant, downbeat, inglorious, vacuous, bleak, dark, matted, fatigued, blank, pastel, wearied, indistinguishable, melancholy, sad, dusky, morose, unpolished, dingy, unwise, forbidding, bleary, downcast, blear, listless, Darksome, unhappy, fatuous, mirthless, simple, cimmerian, plaintive, frowning, dulled, begrimed, nutty, pessimistic, idiotic, black, swart, unlucky, stoic, dopey, faded, dreary, silvery, sorrowful, dusty, menacing, Weak-minded, flat, portentous, Beclouded, inclement, cataclysmal, overcast, thick-witted, tumultuous, unclear, cryptic, weak, drab, deadpan, glowering, mat, fatal, darkened, flinty, birdbrained, damning, forlorn, senseless, plangent, thick, futureless, inconsolable, defeatist, downhearted, threatening, arcane, unsatisfied, gray, gauzy, depressing, foul, argentine, befogged, irresolute, saturnine, draggled, soiled, nonsensical, grim, Obscured, comfortless, nonintellectual, elegiac, somber, Bemired, foreboding, misty, low-spirited, ignorant, catatonic, unclean, empty-headed, soupy, severe, dunderheaded, undetermined, enigmatic, grimy, doubtful, sappy, heartbroken, miserable, insane, untaught, lowbrow, Bemoaning, palish, insignificant, austere, gormless, darkish, ambiguous, baleful, unintellectual, fierce, Ill-boding, doomy, gruff, low-beam, dolorous, raven, stained, hopeless, vacant, regretful, dense, squally, discouraging, cockeyed, silly, befouled, doleful, inscrutable, sunless, languid, insentient, unemotional, rainy, lonesome, darkling, unsung, tomfool, stark, lamentable, lunatic, zany, blustering, despairing, sorry, unperceptive, unpromising, moronic, dreich, shadowed, Imperceptive, jerky, scowling, woeful, rough, foolish, pitch black, Bewailing, witless, catastrophic, down, hangdog, morbid, harsh, plutonian, desperate, clouded, mediocre, uncleanly, dejected, dismal, drear, funeral, disconsolate, droopy, Fuliginous, depressed, Dolesome, feeble, preposterous, thickheaded, numb, dorky, wild, imbecile, grubby, uninformed, muddy, dusk, dumb, nebulous, shaded, godforsaken, doltish, lowering, unfortunate, harebrained, inferior, dippy, mindless, gloomy, Daffy, despondent, uneducated, joyless, umbrageous, smudged, washed-out, simpleminded, Thick-headed, airheaded, undefined, mucky, ungentle, featherheaded, lightless, brokenhearted, crazy, pewter, tempestuous, stygian, indefinite, dim-witted, cruddy, rayless, tenebrous, lunkheaded, desolate, unencouraging, delphic, dubious, kooky, average, matt.

Quotes of bright

  1. Ours is the age of substitutes: instead of language, we have jargon: instead of principles, slogans: and, instead of genuine ideas, bright ideas. – Eric Bentley
  2. All that's bright must fade, The brightest still the fleetest; All that's sweet was made But to be lost when sweetest. – Robert Bulwer-Lytton
  3. I want to paint big, bright optimistic pictures of the place I love. – John Dyer
  4. Do not expect the world to look bright if you habitually wear gray -brown glasses. – Charles William Eliot
  5. No, I love the idea that someone changes. As an actor it's always the thing that you look for. He is someone who starts off bright cheerful and confident and then has everything taken away from him. It's a wonderful journey to take. – Stephen Fry
  6. Setting my mind on a musical instrument was like falling in love. All the world seemed bright and changed. – William Christopher Handy
  7. It is with flowers as with moral qualities; the bright are sometimes poisonous; but, I believe, never the sweet. – Augustus Hare
  8. When I stepped out into the bright sunlight from the darkness of the movie house, I had only two things on my mind: Paul Newman and a ride home. – S. E. Hinton
  9. I know not why there is such a melancholy feeling attached to the remembrance of past happiness, except that we fear that the future can have nothing so bright as the past. – Julia Ward Howe
  10. For example, the opposition between acute and grave phonemes has the capacity to suggest an image of bright and dark, of pointed and rounded, of thin and thick, of light and heavy, etc. – Roman Jakobson
  11. I think Chris Matthews is a very bright guy. I'd listen to him even if he didn't shout at people. – Peter Jennings
  12. Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together. – Georg C. Lichtenberg
  13. Some people must go to extremes to get the world in balance for themselves. Some can't bear bright lights, so wherever they go they search for the dark; they turn the lights down, anything to sustain some level of comfort. – Julian Schnabel
  14. Her angel's face, As the great eye of heaven shined bright And made a sunshine in the shady place. – Edmund Spenser
  15. Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear to be bright until you hear them speak. – Brian Williams

Usage examples for bright

  1. " Well, Arthur," he said, " things don't look very bright but we must hope for the best. – A Chapter of Adventures by G. A. Henty
  2. She was a bright pretty girl. – Gargoyles by Ben Hecht
  3. We are not ready to part with your bright eyes any more than you are. – Nature's Serial Story by E. P. Roe
  4. The sun is bright and the air is warm and pleasant. – Dramatic Reader for Lower Grades by Florence Holbrook
  5. And as he looked around with eyes starting from his head, there suddenly flashed upon him an idea as bright as the fire he was longing for. – Dame Care by Hermann Sudermann
  6. There, that's the bright side of it. – The Dwelling Place of Light, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  7. And among other things, the words of the Bible, which were suddenly become very bright and very sweet to her. – A Letter of Credit by Susan Warner
  8. We say: it is bright red or dark red. – Common Sense Subtitle: How To Exercise It by Yoritomo-Tashi
  9. But Emma, who was bright with a hope she had not felt in months, stopped her with a word. – Cynthia Wakeham's Money by Anna Katharine Green
  10. Your whole life shall be like one long, bright summer's day. – Dora Thorne by Charlotte M. Braeme
  11. Somehow, he could not look to heaven; the sun was too bright – The Grey Cloak by Harold MacGrath
  12. The sun was certainly bright enough, for one thing. – Brain Twister by Gordon Randall Garrett Laurence Mark Janifer
  13. It was a bright beautiful morning after nightrain. – Hyperion by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  14. Then it was a changed, almost bright voice. – Ester Ried by Pansy (aka. Isabella M. Alden)
  15. It was a bright winter's morning. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  16. There was a bright light in his eyes, but at first he spoke hardly a word. – Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope
  17. You fancy because Esther seems bright this morning, that she might marry George to- morrow. – Esther by Henry Adams
  18. The day was not bright – Shirley by Charlotte Brontë
  19. " They were very bright when I got them," said Rollo. – Rollo's Museum by Jacob Abbott
  20. Her look was tender, and the starting tear Fill'd her bright eye; she left me with regret- She own'd it too. – The Fatal Falsehood by Hannah More

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