bright adjective (LIGHT)
- The light was so bright that I had to cover my eyes.
- The office is quite bright and airy - it's a pleasant working environment.
- It was a bright moonlit night.
- The lake sparkled in the bright sunlight.
- He screwed his eyes tight shut against the bright light.
bright adjective (COLOUR)
- She painted her nails a bright red.
- You can't mistake their house - it's got a bright yellow front door.
- She looks best in bright, vibrant colours, like red and pink.
- Jazz the dress up with some bright accessories.
- His eyes were bright blue with a roguish twinkle in them.
bright adjective (INTELLIGENT)
- Da Silva plays a bright, lonely student from New York, adrift in small-town Arizona.
- She's fresh out of/from university and very bright.
- He's very good-looking but not terribly bright.
- She wants a man who is bright, attractive and funny as well, which is asking the impossible in my opinion.
- He's a bright enough student - he just lacks motivation.
bright adjective (HAPPY)
- The receptionist had a bright set smile on his face, but I could tell that he was bored.
- The experts are painting a brighter picture of the state of the economy.
- With no job or qualifications, the future didn't look bright for James.
- The customers loved her bright and cheerful manner.
- Look on the bright side - no one was badly hurt.
Thesaurus: synonyms and related words
- (as) pleased as Punch idiom
- be as high as a kite idiom
- be dancing in the streets idiom
- be floating on air idiom
- be full of the joys of spring idiom
- be in seventh heaven idiom
- jump for joy idiom
- look/feel like a million dollars idiom
- loved up
noun [ U ] uk /ˈbraɪt.nəs/ us /ˈbraɪt.nəs/
adverb uk /ˈbraɪt.li/ us /ˈbraɪt.li/