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shining, light, brilliant, vivid, blazing, dazzling, beaming, intense, glaringView synonyms
- ‘An orchard, ripe with juice and irradiant, coloured fruits, flowers opened out, rotting apples....’
Early 16th century: from Latin irradiant- ‘shining upon’, from the verb irradiare (based on radius ‘ray’).
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