(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. polished, sparkling, glistening; see bright 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
bright, brilliant, gleaming, glinting, glistening, glossy, polished, lustrous, sparkling, scintillating.
ANT.: dull, tarnished
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Giving off or reflecting light readily or in large amounts: beamy, bright, brilliant, effulgent, incandescent, irradiant, lambent, lucent, luminous, lustrous, radiant, refulgent. See LIGHT. 2. Having a high, radiant sheen: glassy, gleaming, glistening, glossy, lustrous, polished, shining. See LIGHT.

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