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Bright vs. Bold

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Brightadjective

Visually dazzling; luminous, lucent, clear, radiant; not dark.

‘Could you please dim the light? It's far too bright.’;

Boldnoun

(obsolete) A dwelling; habitation; building.

Brightadjective

Having a clear, quick intellect; intelligent.

‘He's very bright. He was able to solve the problem without my help.’;

Boldadjective

Courageous, daring.

‘Bold deeds win admiration and, sometimes, medals.’;

Brightadjective

Vivid, colourful, brilliant.

‘The orange and blue walls of the sitting room were much brighter than the dull grey walls of the kitchen.’;

Boldadjective

Visually striking; conspicuous.

‘the painter's bold use of colour and outline’;

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Brightadjective

Happy, in spirits.

‘I woke up today feeling so bright that I decided to have a little dance.’;

Boldadjective

Having thicker strokes than the ordinary form of the typeface.

‘The last word of this sentence is bold.’;

Brightadjective

Sparkling with wit; lively; vivacious; cheerful.

Boldadjective

Presumptuous, forward or impudent.

Brightadjective

Illustrious; glorious.

Boldadjective

(Ireland) Naughty; insolent; badly-behaved.

‘All of her children are terribly bold and never do as they are told.’;

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Brightadjective

Clear; transparent.

Boldadjective

Full-bodied.

Brightadjective

(archaic) Manifest to the mind, as light is to the eyes; clear; evident; plain.

Boldadjective

(Philippines) Pornographic; depicting nudity.

Brightnoun

An artist's brush used in oil and acrylic painting with a long ferrule and a flat, somewhat tapering bristle head.

Boldadjective

Steep or abrupt.

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Brightnoun

(obsolete) splendour; brightness

Boldverb

(transitive) To make (a font or some text) bold.

Brightnoun

(neologism) A person with a naturalistic worldview with no supernatural or mystical elements.

Boldverb

To make bold or daring.

Brightnoun

The high-beam intensity of motor vehicle headlamps.

‘Your brights are on.’;

Boldverb

To become bold.

Brightverb

See Brite, v. i.

Boldadjective

Forward to meet danger; venturesome; daring; not timorous or shrinking from risk; brave; courageous.

‘Throngs of knights and barons bold.’;

Brightadjective

Radiating or reflecting light; shedding or having much light; shining; luminous; not dark.

‘The sun was bright o'erhead.’; ‘The earth was dark, but the heavens were bright.’; ‘The public places were as bright as at noonday.’;

Boldadjective

Exhibiting or requiring spirit and contempt of danger; planned with courage; daring; vigorous.

Brightadjective

Transmitting light; clear; transparent.

‘From the brightest winesHe 'd turn abhorrent.’;

Boldadjective

In a bad sense, too forward; taking undue liberties; over assuming or confident; lacking proper modesty or restraint; rude; impudent.

‘Thou art too wild, too rude and bold of voice.’;

Brightadjective

Having qualities that render conspicuous or attractive, or that affect the mind as light does the eye; resplendent with charms; as, bright beauty.

‘Bright as an angel new-dropped from the sky.’;

Boldadjective

Somewhat overstepping usual bounds, or conventional rules, as in art, literature, etc.; taking liberties in composition or expression; as, the figures of an author are bold.

‘The cathedral church is a very bold work.’;

Brightadjective

Having a clear, quick intellect; intelligent.

Boldadjective

Standing prominently out to view; markedly conspicuous; striking the eye; in high relief.

‘Shadows in painting . . . make the figure bolder.’;

Brightadjective

Sparkling with wit; lively; vivacious; shedding cheerfulness and joy around; cheerful; cheery.

‘Be bright and jovial among your guests.’;

Boldadjective

Steep; abrupt; prominent.

‘Where the bold cape its warning forehead rears.’;

Brightadjective

Illustrious; glorious.

‘In the brightest annals of a female reign.’;

Boldverb

To make bold or daring.

Brightadjective

Manifest to the mind, as light is to the eyes; clear; evident; plain.

‘That he may with more ease, with brighter evidence, and with surer success, draw the bearner on.’;

Boldverb

To be or become bold.

Brightadjective

Of brilliant color; of lively hue or appearance.

‘Here the bright crocus and blue violet grew.’;

Boldnoun

a typeface with thick heavy lines

Brightnoun

Splendor; brightness.

‘Dark with excessive bright thy skirts appear.’;

Boldadjective

fearless and daring;

‘bold settlers on some foreign shore’; ‘a bold speech’; ‘a bold adventure’;

Brightadverb

Brightly.

‘I say it is the moon that shines so bright.’;

Boldadjective

clear and distinct;

‘bold handwriting’; ‘a figure carved in bold relief’; ‘a bold design’;

Brightadjective

emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts;

‘the sun was bright and hot’; ‘a bright sunlit room’;

Boldadjective

very steep; having a prominent and almost vertical front;

‘a bluff headland’; ‘where the bold chalk cliffs of England rise’; ‘a sheer descent of rock’;

Brightadjective

having striking color;

‘bright greens’; ‘brilliant tapestries’; ‘a bird with vivid plumage’;

Brightadjective

characterized by quickness and ease in learning;

‘some children are brighter in one subject than another’; ‘smart children talk earlier than the average’;

Brightadjective

having lots of light either natural or artificial;

‘the room was bright and airy’; ‘a stage bright with spotlights’;

Brightadjective

made smooth and bright by or as if by rubbing; reflecting a sheen or glow;

‘bright silver candlesticks’; ‘a burnished brass knocker’; ‘she brushed her hair until it fell in lustrous auburn waves’; ‘rows of shining glasses’; ‘shiny black patents’;

Brightadjective

splendid;

‘the bright stars of stage and screen’; ‘a bright moment in history’; ‘the bright pageantry of court’;

Brightadjective

not made dim or less bright;

‘undimmed headlights’; ‘surprisingly the curtain started to rise while the houselights were still undimmed’;

Brightadjective

clear and sharp and ringing;

‘the bright sound of the trumpet section’; ‘the brilliant sound of the trumpets’;

Brightadjective

characterized by happiness or gladness;

‘bright faces’; ‘all the world seems bright and gay’;

Brightadjective

abounding with sunlight;

‘a bright sunny day’; ‘one shining norming’; ‘when it is warm and shiny’;

Brightadjective

full or promise;

‘had a bright future in publishing’; ‘the scandal threatened an abrupt end to a promising political career’;

Brightadverb

with brightness;

‘the stars shone brilliantly’; ‘the windows glowed jewel bright’;

Brightadjective

giving out or reflecting much light; shining

‘the sun was dazzlingly bright’; ‘her bright, dark eyes’;

Brightadjective

full of light

‘the rooms are bright and spacious’;

Brightadjective

(of a period of time) having sunny, cloudless weather

‘the long, bright days of June’;

Brightadjective

(of colour) vivid and bold

‘the bright green leaves’;

Brightadjective

having a vivid colour

‘a bright tie’;

Brightadjective

intelligent and quick-witted

‘a bright young journalist’; ‘a bright idea’;

Brightadjective

cheerful and lively

‘she gave a bright smile’; ‘at breakfast she would be persistently bright and chirpy’;

Brightadjective

(of someone's future) likely to be successful and happy

‘these young people have a bright future ahead of them’;

Brightadjective

(of sound) clear, vibrant, and typically high-pitched

‘her voice is fresh and bright’;

Brightadverb

brightly

‘a full moon shining bright’;

Brightnoun

bold and vivid colours

‘a choice of colours from pastels through to brights’;

Brightnoun

headlights switched to full beam

‘he turned the brights on and we drove along the dirt road’;

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