refulgency


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re·ful·gent

 (rĭ-fo͝ol′jənt, -fŭl′-)
adj.
Shining radiantly; resplendent.

[Latin refulgēns, refulgent-, present participle of refulgēre, to flash back : re-, re- + fulgēre, to flash; see bhel- in Indo-European roots.]

re·ful′gence, re·ful′gen·cy n.
re·ful′gent·ly adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.refulgency - the quality of being bright and sending out rays of lightrefulgency - the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light
brightness - the location of a visual perception along a continuum from black to white
gleam, lambency, gleaming, glow - an appearance of reflected light
sheen, shininess, luster, lustre - the visual property of something that shines with reflected light
burnish, glossiness, polish, gloss - the property of being smooth and shiny
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