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Synonyms for bright
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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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 Antonyms

  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 WordNet

  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 Synonymes

  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

Nicknames

  1. List of known nicknames for "Bright":

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How to use bright in a sentence?

  1. Mark Vitner:

    We continue to believe that the housing market will be one of the bright spots for the domestic economy in 2016 ... reflecting stronger job growth, increased household formations and the current paucity of supply, particularly in the new home market, expectations that interest rates are likely to remain lower for longer should also support demand.

  2. Russian President Vladimir Putin:

    He is a bright and talented person without any doubt.

  3. David Yates:

    I think the comic book genre will constantly evolve. Because it is a genre that contains stories and characters that can go in any direction so I as a place for theater it will probably be with us for a little bit longer yet, marvel do an amazing job and they're bright enough to take those worlds in different directions.

  4. William Shakespeare:

    It is the bright day that brings forth the adder, and that craves wary walking.

  5. Adam West:

    There are very talented people associated with them. The actors are great.  However, they are dark knights, dark, introspective. I was the bright knight, for god's sake. We just made people laugh.

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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
  • 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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