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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. Link Starbureiy:

    I will always believe that the future is bright; fun is incompatible with thought compression.

  2. Vlade Divac:

    I am thrilled to welcome Dave to the Sacramento Kings, he is a strong and passionate leader with a proven track record of producing results. Dave shares our focus on creating a long-term culture of winning and I look forward to a bright future ahead for the Kings with his leadership on the court.

  3. Marshall Perrin:

    The images are focused together as finely as the laws of physics allow, but as we were focusing on those bright stars, we couldn't help but see the rest of the universe coming into focus behind them, to see the more distant stars and galaxies coming into view.

  4. Famer Colangelo:

    This is an organization with... a number of promising pieces that have the potential for a very bright future.

  5. Diana Dragomir:

    Its the coolest small planet that we know of around a star this bright, we know a lot about atmospheres of hot planets, but because its very hard to find small planets that orbit farther from their stars and are therefore cooler, we havent been able to learn much about these smaller, cooler planets.


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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