scintillating

scintillating
adjective
1. brilliantly clever
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scintillating wit

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a play full of scintillating dialogue

Similar to: ↑intelligent
2. marked by high spirits or excitement
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his fertile effervescent mind

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scintillating personality

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a row of sparkly cheerleaders

Syn: ↑bubbling, ↑effervescent, ↑frothy, ↑sparkly
Similar to: ↑lively
Derivationally related forms: ↑sparkle (for: ↑sparkly)
3. having brief brilliant points or flashes of light
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bugle beads all aglitter

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glinting eyes

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glinting water

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his glittering eyes were cold and malevolent

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shop window full of glittering Christmas trees

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glittery costume jewelry

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scintillant mica

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the scintillating stars

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a dress with sparkly sequins

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`glistering' is an archaic term

Syn:
Similar to: ↑bright
Derivationally related forms: ↑sparkle (for: ↑sparkly), ↑scintillate (for: ↑scintillant), ↑glitter (for: ↑glittery), ↑coruscate (for: ↑coruscant)

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