Synonyms of bright in English:



  • 1 she stood blinking in the bright sunlight the bright surface of the metal
    [Antonyms] dark dull
  • 2 it had been a cold but bright morning
  • 3 he loved bright colours
    vivid, brilliant, intense, striking, strong, eye-catching, glowing, bold, rich, flamboyant; gaudy, lurid, garish
  • 4 bright flowers
  • 5 a bright guitar sound
    clear, vibrant, pellucid; high-pitched, high
  • 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
    [Antonyms] stupid
  • 7 he felt bright and cheerful a bright smile
  • 8 she had a bright future
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  • literary a full moon shining bright
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