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brightness    : [br'ɑɪtnəs]
Brightness \Bright"ness\, n. [AS. beorhines. See {Bright}.]
1. The quality or state of being bright; splendor; luster;
brilliancy; clearness.
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A sudden brightness in his face appear. --Crabbe.
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2. Acuteness (of the faculties); sharpness 9wit.
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The brightness of his parts . . . distinguished him.
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Syn: Splendor; luster; radiance; resplendence; brilliancy;
effulgence; glory; clearness.
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n 1: the location of a visual perception along a continuum from
black to white [ant: {dullness}]
2: intelligence as manifested in being quick and witty [synonym:
{brightness}, {cleverness}, {smartness}]
3: the quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light;
"its luminosity is measured relative to that of our sun"
[synonym: {luminosity}, {brightness}, {brightness level},
{luminance}, {luminousness}, {light}]

158 Moby Thesaurus words for "brightness":
Munsell chroma, Technicolor, acuity, acuteness, adroitness,
agility, alertness, aptitude, aptness, attention, attentiveness,
auspiciousness, beneficence, benevolence, benignancy, benignity,
blare, blaze, blazing light, blinding light, blitheness,
blithesomeness, braininess, bright color, bright light,
bright side, brilliance, brilliancy, brilliant light,
burst of light, cheer, cheerfulness, cheeriness, cheery vein,
chroma, chromatic color, chromaticity, clear thinking, cleverness,
color, color quality, colorfulness, colorimetric quality,
cool color, dazzling light, dexterity, docility, educability,
effulgence, esprit, eupeptic mien, facility, fair weather,
favorableness, flair, flamboyance, flood of light, fortunateness,
fulgor, gaiety, geniality, genius, giftedness, gifts, gladness,
gladsomeness, glamour, glare, glaring light, gloriousness, glory,
good auspices, good cheer, good omen, gorgeousness, happiness,
heavenliness, hopefulness, hue, impressionability, intelligence,
intensity, keen-wittedness, keenness, lightness, luckiness, luster,
malleability, mental alertness, mercurial mind, moldability,
motivation, native cleverness, neutral color, nimble mind,
nimble-wittedness, nimbleness, nous, optimism, plasticity,
pleasantness, pliability, promptitude, promptness, propitiousness,
prosperousness, punctuality, pure color, purity, quick parts,
quick thinking, quick wit, quick-wittedness, quickness, radiance,
radiancy, radiant splendor, ravishingness, readiness, ready wit,
receptivity, refulgence, refulgency, resplendence, resplendency,
richness, rosy expectation, sanguine humor, sanguineness,
saturation, savvy, sharp-wittedness, sharpness, sleeplessness,
smartness, smarts, splendidness, splendor, splendorousness,
splendrousness, sprightly wit, streaming light, sublimity,
sunniness, sunny side, susceptibility, talent, teachability,
teachableness, tint, tone, trainableness, value, vividness,
wakefulness, warm color, willingness, winsomeness

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