Antonyms of adj bright

10 senses of bright

Sense 1
bright (vs. dull) -- (emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts; "the sun was bright and hot"; "a bright sunlit room")

dull (vs. bright) -- (emitting or reflecting very little light; "a dull glow"; "dull silver badly in need of a polish"; "a dull sky")
        => flat, mat, matt, matte, matted -- (not reflecting light; not glossy; "flat wall paint"; "a photograph with a matte finish")
        => lackluster, lacklustre, lusterless, lustreless -- (lacking luster or shine; "staring with lackluster eyes"; "lusterless hair")
        => soft, subdued -- (not brilliant or glaring; "the moon cast soft shadows"; "soft pastel colors"; "subdued lighting")

Sense 2
bright, brilliant, vivid -- (having striking color; "bright dress"; "brilliant tapestries"; "a bird with vivid plumage")

INDIRECT (VIA colorful) -> colorless, colourless -- (weak in color; not colorful)

Sense 3
bright, smart -- (characterized by quickness and ease in learning; "some children are brighter in one subject than another"; "smart children talk earlier than the average")

INDIRECT (VIA intelligent) -> unintelligent, stupid -- (lacking intelligence; "a dull job with lazy and unintelligent co-workers")

Sense 4
bright -- (having lots of light either natural or artificial; "the room was bright and airy"; "a stage bright with spotlights")

INDIRECT (VIA light) -> dark -- (devoid of or deficient in light or brightness; shadowed or black; "sitting in a dark corner"; "a dark day"; "dark shadows"; "dark as the inside of a black cat")

Sense 5
bright, burnished, lustrous, shining, shiny -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA polished) -> unpolished -- (not carefully reworked or perfected or made smooth by polishing; "dull unpolished shoes")

Sense 6
bright -- (splendid; "the bright stars of stage and screen"; "a bright moment in history"; "the bright pageantry of court")

INDIRECT (VIA glorious) -> inglorious -- (not bringing honor and glory; "some mute inglorious Milton here may rest")

Sense 7
undimmed (vs. dimmed), bright -- (not made dim or less bright; "undimmed headlights"; "surprisingly the curtain started to rise while the houselights were still undimmed")


Sense 8
bright, brilliant -- (clear and sharp and ringing; "the bright sound of the trumpet section"; "the brilliant sound of the trumpets")

INDIRECT (VIA reverberant) -> unreverberant, nonresonant -- (not reverberant; lacking a tendency to reverberate)

Sense 9
bright -- (characterized by happiness or gladness; "bright faces"; "all the world seems bright and gay")

INDIRECT (VIA happy) -> unhappy -- (experiencing or marked by or causing sadness or sorrow or discontent; "unhappy over her departure"; "unhappy with her raise"; "after the argument they lapsed into an unhappy silence"; "had an unhappy time at school"; "the unhappy (or sad) news"; "he looks so sad")

Sense 10
bright, hopeful, promising -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA auspicious) -> inauspicious, unfortunate -- (not auspicious; boding ill)

Similarity of adj bright

10 senses of bright

Sense 1
bright (vs. dull) -- (emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts; "the sun was bright and hot"; "a bright sunlit room")
       => agleam, gleaming, nitid -- (bright with a steady but subdued shining; "from the plane we saw the city below agleam with lights"; "the gleaming brass on the altar"; "Nereids beneath the nitid moon")
       => aglow (predicate), lambent, lucent, luminous -- (softly bright or radiant; "a house aglow with lights"; "glowing embers"; "lambent tongues of flame"; "the lucent moon"; "a sky luminous with stars")
       => aglitter (predicate), coruscant, fulgid, glinting, glistering, glittering, glittery, scintillant, scintillating, sparkly -- (having brief brilliant points or flashes of light; "bugle beads all aglitter"; "glinting eyes"; "glinting water"; "his glittering eyes were cold and malevolent"; "shop window full of glittering Christmas trees"; "glittery costume jewelry"; "scintillant mica"; "the scintillating stars"; "a dress with sparkly sequins"; "`glistering' is an archaic term")
       => beady, beadlike, buttony, buttonlike -- (small and round and shiny like a shiny bead or button; "bright beady eyes"; "black buttony eyes")
       => beaming, beamy, effulgent, radiant, refulgent -- (radiating or as if radiating light; "the beaming sun"; "the effulgent daffodils"; "a radiant sunrise"; "a refulgent sunset")
       => blazing, blinding, dazzling, fulgent, glaring, glary -- (shining intensely; "the blazing sun"; "blinding headlights"; "dazzling snow"; "fulgent patterns of sunlight"; "the glaring sun")
       => bright as a new penny (predicate) -- ((metaphor) shining brightly)
       => brilliant -- (full of light; shining intensely; "a brilliant star"; "brilliant chandeliers")
       => ardent -- (glowing or shining like fire; "from rank to rank she darts her ardent eyes"- Alexander Pope; "frightened by his ardent burning eyes")
       => glimmery -- (shining softly and intermittently; "glimmery candlelight")
       => glistening, glossy, lustrous, sheeny, shiny, shining -- (reflecting light; "glistening bodies of swimmers"; "the horse's glossy coat"; "lustrous auburn hair"; "saw the moon like a shiny dime on a deep blue velvet carpet"; "shining white enamel")
       => iridescent, nacreous, opalescent, opaline, pearlescent -- (having a play of lustrous rainbow colors; "an iridescent oil slick"; "nacreous (or pearlescent) clouds looking like mother-of-pearl"; "a milky opalescent (or opaline) luster")
       => lurid -- (shining with an unnatural red glow as of fire seen through smoke; "a lurid sunset"; "lurid flames")
       => noctilucent -- (shining or glowing by night; "the noctilucent eyes of a cat")
       => satiny, sleek, silken, silky, silklike, slick -- (having a smooth, gleaming surface reflecting light; "glossy auburn hair"; "satiny gardenia petals"; "sleek black fur"; "silken eyelashes"; "silky skin"; "a silklike fabric"; "slick seals and otters")
       => self-luminous -- (having in itself the property of emitting light)
       => shimmery -- (glistening tremulously; "the shimmery surface of the lake"; "a dress of shimmery satin")
       => silver, silvern, silvery -- (having the white lustrous sheen of silver; "a land of silver (or silvern) rivers where the salmon leap"; "repeated scrubbings have given the wood a silvery sheen")
       => twinkling (prenominal) -- (shining intermittently with a sparkling light; "twinkling stars")

Sense 2
bright, brilliant, vivid -- (having striking color; "bright dress"; "brilliant tapestries"; "a bird with vivid plumage")
       => colorful (vs. colorless), colourful -- (having striking color; "colorful autumn leaves")

Sense 3
bright, smart -- (characterized by quickness and ease in learning; "some children are brighter in one subject than another"; "smart children talk earlier than the average")
       => intelligent (vs. unintelligent) -- (having the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree; "is there intelligent life in the universe?"; "an intelligent question")

Sense 4
bright -- (having lots of light either natural or artificial; "the room was bright and airy"; "a stage bright with spotlights")
       => light (vs. dark) -- (characterized by or emitting light; "a room that is light when the shutters are open"; "the inside of the house was airy and light")

Sense 5
bright, burnished, lustrous, shining, shiny -- (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")
       => polished (vs. unpolished) -- (perfected or made shiny and smooth; "his polished prose"; "in a freshly ironed dress and polished shoes"; "freshly polished silver")

Sense 6
bright -- (splendid; "the bright stars of stage and screen"; "a bright moment in history"; "the bright pageantry of court")
       => glorious (vs. inglorious) -- (having or deserving or conferring glory; "a long and glorious career"; "our glorious literature")

Sense 7
undimmed (vs. dimmed), bright -- (not made dim or less bright; "undimmed headlights"; "surprisingly the curtain started to rise while the houselights were still undimmed")

Sense 8
bright, brilliant -- (clear and sharp and ringing; "the bright sound of the trumpet section"; "the brilliant sound of the trumpets")
       => reverberant (vs. unreverberant) -- (having a tendency to reverberate or be repeatedly reflected; "a reverberant room"; "the reverberant booms of cannon")

Sense 9
bright -- (characterized by happiness or gladness; "bright faces"; "all the world seems bright and gay")
       => happy (vs. unhappy) -- (enjoying or showing or marked by joy or pleasure; "a happy smile"; "spent many happy days on the beach"; "a happy marriage")

Sense 10
bright, hopeful, promising -- (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")
       => auspicious (vs. inauspicious) -- (auguring favorable circumstances and good luck; "an auspicious beginning for the campaign")

Synonyms of adv bright

1 sense of bright

Sense 1
brilliantly, brightly, bright -- (with brightness; "the stars shone brilliantly"; "the windows glowed jewel bright")

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