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SCINTILLATING

 Dictionary entry overview: What does scintillating mean? 

SCINTILLATING (adjective)
  The adjective SCINTILLATING has 3 senses:

1. brilliantly clever
2. marked by high spirits or excitement
3. having brief brilliant points or flashes of light

  Familiarity information: SCINTILLATING used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SCINTILLATING (adjective)


Sense 1scintillating [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Brilliantly clever

Context examples:

scintillating wit / a play full of scintillating dialogue

Similar:

intelligent (having the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree)


Sense 2scintillating [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Marked by high spirits or excitement

Synonyms:

sparkly; scintillating; bubbling; effervescent

Context examples:

his fertile effervescent mind / scintillating personality / a row of sparkly cheerleaders

Similar:

lively (full of life and energy)


Sense 3scintillating [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having brief brilliant points or flashes of light

Synonyms:

aglitter; scintillant; glittery; glittering; glistering; glinting; fulgid; coruscant; sparkly; scintillating

Context examples:

bugle beads all aglitter / glinting eyes / glinting water / his glittering eyes were cold and malevolent / shop window full of glittering Christmas trees / glittery costume jewelry / scintillant mica / the scintillating stars / a dress with sparkly sequins / 'glistering' is an archaic term

Similar:

bright (emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts)


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