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 (fo͝ol′jənt, fŭl′-)
Shining brilliantly; radiant: "tower searchlights ... as fulgent as half a billion candles" (Nicholas Proffitt).

[Middle English, from Latin fulgēns, fulgent-, present participle of fulgēre, to flash, shine; see bhel- in Indo-European roots.]

ful′gent·ly adv.


(ˈfʌldʒənt) or


poetic shining brilliantly; resplendent; gleaming
[C15: from Latin fulgēre to shine, flash]
ˈfulgently adv


(ˈfʌl dʒənt)

shining brightly; dazzling; resplendent.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin fulgent-, s. of fulgēns, present participle of fulgēre to flash]
ful′gent•ly, adv.
ful′gent•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.fulgent - shining intenselyfulgent - shining intensely; "the blazing sun"; "blinding headlights"; "dazzling snow"; "fulgent patterns of sunlight"; "the glaring sun"
bright - emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts; "the sun was bright and hot"; "a bright sunlit room"
References in classic literature ?
Down a while He sate, and round about him saw unseen: At last as from a Cloud his fulgent head And shape Starr bright appeer'd, or brighter, clad With what permissive glory since his fall Was left him, or false glitter: All amaz'd At that so sudden blaze the STYGIAN throng Bent thir aspect, and whom they wish'd beheld, Thir mighty Chief returnd: loud was th' acclaime: Forth rush'd in haste the great consulting Peers, Rais'd from thir dark DIVAN, and with like joy Congratulant approach'd him, who with hand Silence, and with these words attention won.
He furthered that youth are omen of fulgent future of Ummah while they must be provided opportunities to take part in positive activities.
Inde aurum in frenis, in sellis et calcaribus, et plus calcaria quam altaria fulgent.
13, 2012 (CENS)--With improving global footwear markets, Taiwan's major contract footwear makers Pou Chen Group, Feng Tay Group, and Fulgent Sun Company all saw revenues in November up 10% month on month (MoM), and expect further rising revenues and profits in the fourth quarter.
The structure of this silver countenance Is known: Inside the visage of gold enchased With gems there stands a core of wood to support The mask, enclosing the saintly skull, all grin And socket, of the fulgent, baked head that once Was that of lames, as we were told this past Decade in the stately papal bull.
The Belgian sleuth eavesdrops on chitchat between oddball toffeenoses pottering around pyramids, indulging at Aswan's fulgent Old Cataract Hotel and swigging gin and tonics on the S.
Pink is optimistic, fulgent, engaging, positive, holistic, angelic, and open-minded.
Turner, James McNeill Whistler, and Claude Monet Entranced by London and Venice, which they all visited or inhabited, each reimagined those fulgent, flawed, and fabulous nineteenth-century cities the way lovers reimagine the objects of their passion, by casting veils of new beauty over both the best and the worst of their features.
With this in mind, there has been a fulgent cascade of activity and advocacy from several epicenters of enlightenment that are now converging on the national scene.
From the pulpit of a packed National Cathedral in Washington in late July, mourning orators offered fulgent farewells to Katharine Graham, the ruling power of The Washington Post since the mid-1960s.
induuntur purpua et bysso, et subinde conscientia pannosa iacet; fulgent monilibus, moribus sordent.
BOSTON -- AMP Agency, a full-service experiential marketing agency, today announced the acquisition of Fulgent Media Group, a full-service media agency providing strategy and placement services with focus across emerging "digital" media platforms.