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English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. bright

    Clever, as used in England, especially implies an aptitude for study or learning, and for excellent tho not preeminent mental achievement. The early New England usage as implying simple and weak good nature has largely affected the use of the word throughout the United States, where it has never been much in favor. Smart, indicating dashing ability, is now coming to have a suggestion of unscrupulousness, similar to that of the word sharp, which makes its use a doubtful compliment. The discriminating use of such words as able, gifted, talented, etc., is greatly preferable to an excessive use of the word clever. Compare ACUMEN; ASTUTE; POWER.

    Synonyms:
    able, adroit, apt, capable, clever, dexterous, expert, gifted, happy, ingenious, intellectual, intelligent, keen, knowing, quick, quick-witted, sharp, skilful, smart, talented

    Antonyms:
    awkward, bungling, clumsy, dull, foolish, idiotic, ignorant, senseless, slow, stupid, thick-headed, witless

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms3.0 / 1 vote

  1. bright

    Synonyms:
    shining, brilliant, burnished, luminous, lucid, sparkling, limpid, clever, happy, witty, joyous, cheerful, radiant

    Antonyms:
    opaque, dull, dead, muddy, stupid, slow, sullen, dejected, cheerless, joyless, imbecile

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. brightadjective

    emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts

    "the sun was bright and hot"; "a bright sunlit room"

    Synonyms:
    smart, hopeful, vivid, promising, shiny, undimmed, shining, brilliant, lustrous, burnished

    Antonyms:
    unhappy, lacklustre, mat, matte, inglorious, unintelligent, dull, unfortunate, unpolished, colourless, matted, colorless, subdued, nonresonant, lustreless, flat, inauspicious, unreverberant, dark, lusterless, soft, stupid, matt, lackluster

  2. bright, brilliant, vividadjective

    having striking color

    "bright dress"; "brilliant tapestries"; "a bird with vivid plumage"

    Synonyms:
    shining, promising, hopeful, splendid, intense, smart, smart as a whip, lifelike, superb, brilliant, lustrous, pictorial, burnished, brainy, graphic, vivid, magnificent, undimmed, glorious, shiny

    Antonyms:
    colourless, mat, lusterless, dark, lustreless, matte, subdued, unfortunate, unreverberant, matt, stupid, lackluster, unintelligent, unpolished, unhappy, lacklustre, inglorious, matted, inauspicious, colorless, dull, soft, flat, nonresonant

  3. bright, smartadjective

    characterized by quickness and ease in learning

    "some children are brighter in one subject than another"; "smart children talk earlier than the average"

    Synonyms:
    shining, promising, voguish, wise, smart, fresh, chic, brilliant, lustrous, burnished, saucy, impertinent, vivid, sassy, hopeful, undimmed, overbold, impudent, shiny

    Antonyms:
    matte, unintelligent, unreverberant, unhappy, nonresonant, subdued, colourless, dark, unpolished, dull, soft, matt, flat, mat, lustreless, stupid, inglorious, colorless, matted, lusterless, unfortunate, lacklustre, inauspicious, lackluster

  4. brightadjective

    having lots of light either natural or artificial

    "the room was bright and airy"; "a stage bright with spotlights"

    Synonyms:
    smart, hopeful, vivid, promising, shiny, undimmed, shining, brilliant, lustrous, burnished

    Antonyms:
    mat, inglorious, matte, nonresonant, unintelligent, subdued, dull, lustreless, matt, soft, lackluster, lacklustre, unhappy, inauspicious, unpolished, lusterless, flat, stupid, colourless, matted, dark, colorless, unreverberant, unfortunate

  5. bright, burnished, lustrous, shining, shinyadjective

    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"

    Synonyms:
    smart, hopeful, vivid, promising, glistening, shiny, undimmed, glossy, shining, glazed, brilliant, lustrous, burnished

    Antonyms:
    lusterless, mat, dull, inglorious, subdued, dark, unfortunate, matted, unintelligent, matte, unreverberant, unhappy, lustreless, matt, lackluster, lacklustre, colorless, unpolished, stupid, soft, nonresonant, flat, colourless, inauspicious

  6. brightadjective

    splendid

    "the bright stars of stage and screen"; "a bright moment in history"; "the bright pageantry of court"

    Synonyms:
    smart, hopeful, vivid, promising, shiny, undimmed, shining, brilliant, lustrous, burnished

    Antonyms:
    lackluster, lustreless, soft, unfortunate, unintelligent, colorless, unhappy, matte, unreverberant, matt, matted, flat, dark, subdued, nonresonant, lusterless, inglorious, dull, inauspicious, lacklustre, stupid, unpolished, colourless, mat

  7. undimmed, brightadjective

    not made dim or less bright

    "undimmed headlights"; "surprisingly the curtain started to rise while the houselights were still undimmed"

    Synonyms:
    smart, hopeful, vivid, promising, shiny, undimmed, shining, brilliant, lustrous, burnished

    Antonyms:
    matte, lustreless, inglorious, colorless, colourless, matt, mat, unreverberant, unfortunate, flat, nonresonant, unpolished, unintelligent, dull, unhappy, lusterless, lacklustre, soft, inauspicious, subdued, stupid, lackluster, dark, matted

  8. bright, brilliantadjective

    clear and sharp and ringing

    "the bright sound of the trumpet section"; "the brilliant sound of the trumpets"

    Synonyms:
    shining, promising, hopeful, splendid, smart, smart as a whip, superb, brilliant, lustrous, burnished, brainy, vivid, magnificent, undimmed, glorious, shiny

    Antonyms:
    inauspicious, lusterless, unreverberant, unfortunate, lustreless, flat, lacklustre, mat, unintelligent, subdued, lackluster, unpolished, colorless, dull, nonresonant, matted, dark, matte, matt, soft, inglorious, stupid, unhappy, colourless

  9. brightadjective

    characterized by happiness or gladness

    "bright faces"; "all the world seems bright and gay"

    Synonyms:
    smart, hopeful, vivid, promising, shiny, undimmed, shining, brilliant, lustrous, burnished

    Antonyms:
    unhappy, matted, lustreless, lusterless, unpolished, unfortunate, mat, subdued, nonresonant, soft, lacklustre, matte, dark, colourless, inauspicious, flat, lackluster, colorless, unreverberant, dull, stupid, matt, inglorious, unintelligent

  10. bright, hopeful, promisingadverb

    full or promise

    "had a bright future in publishing"; "the scandal threatened an abrupt end to a promising political career"; "a hopeful new singer on Broadway"

    Synonyms:
    smart, hopeful, vivid, promising, shiny, undimmed, shining, brilliant, lustrous, burnished

    Antonyms:
    unpolished, soft, unintelligent, unfortunate, matted, inglorious, stupid, lusterless, mat, dark, subdued, matte, matt, lackluster, dull, flat, inauspicious, colorless, unhappy, nonresonant, lacklustre, colourless, lustreless, unreverberant

  11. brilliantly, brightly, brightadverb

    with brightness

    "the stars shone brilliantly"; "the windows glowed jewel bright"

    Synonyms:
    brilliantly, brightly

    Antonyms:
    dull, subdued, unreverberant, unpolished, mat, unfortunate, lusterless, inglorious, lustreless, lackluster, unhappy, inauspicious, flat, colourless, stupid, lacklustre, colorless, matt, soft, nonresonant, matte, matted, unintelligent, dark

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. brightadjective

    Synonyms:
    luminous, shining, resplendent, glowing, lustrous, beaming, gleaming, radiant, brilliant, effulgent, refulgent, splendid, beamy, silvery, argent

  2. brightadjective

    Synonyms:
    clear, transparent, lucid, pellucid, limpid

  3. brightadjective

    Synonyms:
    illustrious, glorious, famous

  4. brightadjective

    Synonyms:
    acute, ingenious, discerning, keen, INTELLIGENT

  5. brightadjective

    Synonyms:
    auspicious, promising, propitious

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How to use bright in a sentence?

  1. Butler:

    All smatterers are more brisk and pert Than those who understand an art; As little sparkles shine more bright Than glowing coals that gave them light.

  2. Sam Pimm:

    I admire Dr. Carson very much, I agree with his policy stances, he's a very intelligent, bright man, but it's not in the cards that he's going to be the nominee of our party in 2016, i think Sen. Cruz has the best opportunity to win the nomination and get elected president.

  3. Hartley Coleridge:

    She is not fair to outward view As many maidens be; Her loveliness I never knew Until she smiled on me; Oh! then I saw her eye was bright, A well of love, a spring of light.

  4. Daryl Haggard:

    We think of this as maybe a shattering of the neutron star surface, or some really violent event on the neutron star that causes it to get very, very bright and then fade slowly over time.

  5. Naked Gun From the Files of Police Squad:

    Frank oh, say can you see, buy the dawn's early light, what so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming. who's bright strips and broad stars, in the parelious night, o'er the rampart's we watched, as the da da, da, da, da, da, and the rocket's red glare, lots of bombs in the air, gave proof to the night, that we still had a flag, oh say does that spangle banner wave, over all-l-l-l-l that's free, over the home, of the land, and the land of the free


Translations for bright

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  • ساطع, نير, مستنير, لامعArabic
  • зирәк, яҡты, аҡыллы, асыҡ, сағыу, баҙыҡ, башлыBashkir
  • здо́льны, светлы, яркіBelarusian
  • весел, умен, жив, ярък, буден, светълBulgarian
  • brillant, clarCatalan, Valencian
  • jasný, bystrý, světlýCzech
  • hoywWelsh
  • livlig, munter, klar, kvik, funklende, opvakt, lys, lyseDanish
  • intelligent, hell, brilliant, lebhaft, strahlend, heiter, glänzendGerman
  • φωτεινός, λαμπρός, λαμπερός, έξυπνος, ευφυήςGreek
  • brillante, resplandeciente, inteligente, alegre, claro, genial, vivo, lucio, expresivo, luminoso, vívidoSpanish
  • شاد, فروزان, زنده, هوشمند, روشن, زیرک, تابناک, خوشPersian
  • kirkas, terävä, iloinen, älykäs, välkkyFinnish
  • brillant, luisant, intelligent, clair, heureux, vivideFrench
  • grianmhar, spéiriúil, gealIrish
  • tuigseach, geur, soilleir, toinisgeilScottish Gaelic
  • katupyryGuaraní
  • sullyrManx
  • בהיר, בהירהHebrew
  • उज्ज्वल, चमकीला, रौशनHindi
  • fényesHungarian
  • պայծառArmenian
  • brillante, intelligente, viveInterlingua
  • pintar, terangIndonesian
  • glaðlegur, greindur, björt, skær, bjartur, skarpur, skínandi, bjart, greindarlegur, hýr, ljómandiIcelandic
  • brillante, allegro, intelligente, felice, lucente, luminoso, luminosaItalian
  • בָּהִירHebrew
  • 賢い, 明るい, 聡明, 鮮明, 鮮やかJapanese
  • 밝다Korean
  • زیره‌ک, بریقه‌دارKurdish
  • splann, spladnCornish
  • жарык, жаркырап турган, жаркыраганKyrgyz
  • lucidumLatin
  • fénkeleg, frou, blénkeg, intelligent, hell, brillantLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • šviesus, ryškus, gyvybingas, protingas, gudrusLithuanian
  • spožs, gaišs, spilgtsLatvian
  • светолMacedonian
  • terangMalay
  • စိုBurmese
  • slim, monter, fel, levendig, bont, opgeruimd, intelligent, helder, vrolijkDutch
  • glad, klok, dyktig, livlig, intelligent, lystig, lysNorwegian
  • jasnyPolish
  • radiante, alegre, luminoso, vívido, brilhante, inteligente, claroPortuguese
  • deștept, strălucitor, clar, luminosRomanian
  • умный, яркий, сияющий, светлыйRussian
  • उज्ज्वलSanskrit
  • свијетао, svetao, svijetao, светаоSerbo-Croatian
  • svetlý, jasnýSlovak
  • brihten, inteligenten, svetelSlovene
  • klyftig, intelligent, glad, klar, ljus, färggrannSwedish
  • பிரகாசமானTamil
  • తెలివైన, ప్రకాశవంతమైనTelugu
  • matalino, maliwanagTagalog
  • parlak, aydınlıkTurkish
  • світлий, яскравийUkrainian
  • روشن, اججول, چمکیلاUrdu
  • sáng sủa, sánh dạ, thông minh, sáng, nhanh tríVietnamese
  • ליכטיק, העלYiddish
  • Chinese

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