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 (fo͝ol′gyər-əs, -gər-, fŭl′-)
1. Emitting flashes of lightning.
2. Emitting flashes similar to lightning.

[Latin fulgur, lightning; see fulgurate + -ous.]
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rare flashing like or resembling lightning; fulgurant
[C17: from Latin fulgur lightning]
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(ˈfʌl gyər əs)

characteristic of or resembling lightning.
[1610–20; < Latin fulgur (see fulgurate) + -ous]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.fulgurous - amazingly impressivefulgurous - amazingly impressive; suggestive of the flashing of lightning; "the skater's dazzling virtuosic leaps"; "these great best canvases still look as astonishing and as invitingly new as they did...when...his fulgurant popularity was in full growth"- Janet Flanner; "adventures related...in a style both vivid and fulgurous"- Idwal Jones
impressive - making a strong or vivid impression; "an impressive ceremony"
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