Luminous

[l_ˈuː_m_ɪ_n_ə_s], [lˈuːmɪnəs], [lˈuːmɪnəs]

Definitions of luminous:

  1.   Giving light: shining: illuminated: clear: lucid.
  2.   Luminousness.
  3.   Shining; emitting or reflecting light; brilliant; bright; as, the is a luminous body; a luminous color.
  4.   Enlightened; intelligent; also, clear; intelligible; as, a luminous mind.
  5.   Luminously.
  6.   Giving light; shining; bright; lucid.
  7.   LUMINOUSNESS, LUMINOSITY.
  8.   Shining; emitting light; clear; lucid.
  9.   Giving light; lucid.
  10.   Emitting light; bright; clear; lucid; perspicuous.
  11.   softly bright or radiant; " a house aglow with lights"; " glowing embers"; " lambent tongues of flame"; " the lucent moon"; " a sky luminous with stars"
  12.   Giving forth or spreading light; as, the stars are luminous bodies; bright; clear; easily understood; very intelligent.
  13.   Illuminated; full of light; bright; as, many candles made the room luminous.

Antonyms for luminous:

cloudy, mediocre, insensible, dim, unlit, swart, dusky, gauzy, blackened, subtle, indecipherable, unfathomable, inferior, pale, nebulous, noncommital, unapparent, caliginous, imprecise, leaden, imperceptible, sunless, pitch-dark, misty, sketchy, insignificant, shady, indefinite, Darksome, black, slippery, equivocal, dulled, mysterious, cryptic, flat, rayless, Obscured, uncelebrated, enigmatic, illegible, unimportant, matte, gloomy, swarthy, incomprehensible, unclear, ambiguous, sable, darkling, hazy, opaque, obscure, nonobvious, inappreciable, somber, indistinct, tenebrific, murky, tenebrous, unclouded, clouded, vague, unintelligible, shadowy, minor, lightless, palish, stygian, umbrageous, darkened, undecipherable, unknowable, shaded, dismal, impalpable, average, unreadable, lusterless, dark, lackluster, unsung, darkish, Obfuscated, dimmed, indeterminate, indiscernible, dull, gray, dusk, pitch black, shadowed.


Quotes for luminous:

  1. The great actors are the luminous ones. They are the great conductors of the stage. – Ethel Barrymore
  2. It is a good rule never to see or talk to the man whose words have wrung your heart, or helped it, just as it is wise not to look down too closely at the luminous glow which sometimes shines on your path on a summer night, if you would not see the ugly worm below. – Rebecca H. Davis
  3. Direct observation of the luminous essence of nature is for me indispensable. – Robert Delaunay
  4. Painting is by nature a luminous language. – Robert Delaunay
  5. My aim in painting is to create pulsating, luminous and open surfaces that emanate a mystic light, in accordance with my deepest insight into the experience of life and nature. – Hans Hofmann
  6. At sunrise everything is luminous but not clear. It is those we live with and love and should know who elude us. You can love completely without complete understanding. – Norman Maclean
  7. Religion must completely encircle the spirit of ethical man like his element, and this luminous chaos of divine thoughts and feelings is called enthusiasm. – Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
  8. No one with a body full of aliments can have a luminous soul and other intellectual faculties. It is necessary to care for the body if we wish the spirit to function normally. – Michael Servetus
  9. A beam of luminous hydrogen canal rays has, owing to its velocity, exactly the same direction as that of the electric field in which it may be made to move. – Johannes Stark
  10. To me, life, for all its privations, is a luminous thing. You have to risk it. – Jeanette Winterson
  11. Life is not a series of gig lamps symmetrically arranged; life is a luminous halo, a semi -transparent envelope surrounding us from the beginning of consciousness to the end. – Virginia Woolf

Usage examples for luminous:

  1. Once more the old look of reckless daring was shining in his luminous eyes. ” – The Law-Breakers by Ridgwell Cullum
  2. Jimmy did not think a deer went through the brush like that, but for a moment he saw a luminous spot in the dark. ” – Northwest! by Harold Bindloss
  3. Her face was luminous over the nest of white fur folding her neck. ” – The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  4. But just as he began to speak, a brilliantly luminous ray of light struck Rose. ” – The Real Adventure by Henry Kitchell Webster
  5. “ For, as Shakespeare said, when in The Winter's Tale he set forth a luminous philosophy of social hygiene and applied it to eugenics, Nature is made better by no mean But Nature makes that mean ... ” – The Task of Social Hygiene by Havelock Ellis
  6. Cherry dropped down upon it, facing away from him across the soft green luminous light of the valley. ” – Sisters by Kathleen Norris
  7. Then an idea occurred to him, an idea so luminous that he wondered he had not thought of it before. ” – Long Live the King by Guy Boothby
  8. The sea was smoking with darkness under half- luminous heavens. ” – The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence
  9. But this luminous conclusion faded in his thought as he hurried on, and he found himself in her presence with something like a hope that she would be inspired to help him. ” – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  10. Then he turned to Gabrielle, whose large luminous eyes met his unhesitatingly. ” – The Hampstead Mystery by John R. Watson
  11. But the most significant and impressive feature of the man's face was his eyes- large, brown, and possessed of that peculiar quality which made them grow luminous when he was much interested and almost frightful when excited. ” – The Mystery of Monastery Farm by H. R. Naylor
  12. It was standing open, and beyond was a pale, luminous yellow mist. ” – The Lost Door by Dorothy Quick
  13. The nun smiled, and her luminous eyes were on him softly. ” – Death of a Spaceman by Walter M. Miller
  14. Ruby, turning, met a pair of luminous eyes gazing on her with bold admiration. ” – I Saw Three Ships and Other Winter Tales by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  15. “ Margaret understood this better than her aunt, and knew that she had consulted her about going to see the Dryfooses out of deference, and with no expectation of luminous instruction. ” – A Hazard of New Fortunes by William Dean Howells
  16. In these burning, luminous moods Byron's mind did its best work. ” – The Art of Public Speaking by Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
  17. As described by the skipper, Captain C. D. Sweet, one of the objects was dark, the other brightly luminous – The Flying Saucers are Real by Donald Keyhoe
  18. And as she searched now for the flaw, with her luminous sanity, she found it in her fear. ” – The Flaw in the Crystal by May Sinclair
  19. She paused, her low voice trailing into silence on that one word " dead," the luminous eyes burning with superstitious fear. ” – Tess of the Storm Country by Grace Miller White
  20. “ I realized that she too had witnessed the luminous blaze through which I had instantly recovered from a usually fatal disease. ” – Autobiography of a YOGI by Paramhansa Yogananda

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