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1‘she stood blinking in the bright sunlight’
shining, light, brilliant, vivid, blazing, dazzling, beaming, intense, glaring
sparkling, flashing, glittering, scintillating, gleaming, glowing, aglow, twinkling, flickering, glistening, shimmering
illuminated, lit, lighted, ablaze, luminous, luminescent, radiant, incandescent, phosphorescent, fluorescent
shiny, lustrous, glossy, sheeny, polished, varnished
literary irradiant, lucent, effulgent, refulgent, fulgent, lucid, glistering, coruscating, lambent, fulgurant, fulgurating, fulgurous
2‘it had been a cold but bright morning’
sunny, sunshiny, cloudless, unclouded, clear, fair, fine
3‘he loved bright colours’
vivid, brilliant, intense, striking, strong, eye-catching, glowing, bold, rich, flamboyant
gaudy, lurid, garish
colourful, bright-coloured, deep-coloured, vivid, brilliant, rich, vibrant
5‘a bright guitar sound’
clear, vibrant, pellucid
6‘a bright young graduate’
clever, intelligent, sharp, quick-witted, quick, smart, canny, astute, intuitive, acute, alert, keen, perceptive, ingenious, inventive, resourceful, proficient, accomplished, gifted, brilliant
informal brainy, genius
North American informal whip-smart
7‘he felt bright and cheerful’
happy, genial, cheerful, cheery, jolly, joyful, glad, merry, sunny, light-hearted, blithe, beaming
vivacious, animated, lively, spirited, high-spirited, exuberant, ebullient, buoyant, effervescent, bubbly, bouncy, perky, chirpy, chipper, zippy, peppy, fresh, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, bright and breezy, full of beans
8‘she had a bright future’
promising, rosy, full of promise, optimistic, hopeful, favourable, propitious, auspicious, providential, encouraging, lucky, fortunate, good, excellent, golden
1‘a full moon shining bright’
brightly, brilliantly, vividly, intensely
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