Word of the Day
Friday, July 29, 2005

Definitions for refulgent

  1. Shining brightly; radiant; brilliant; resplendent.

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Citations for refulgent
If Moore was not quite a burned-out case, his once refulgent light flickered only dimly in his sad last years. Martin Filler, New Republic
With its improbable towers tilting against themselves and its titanium sheathing in full refulgent glow, it brings on a question that the world has not enjoyed asking itself since the first moon landings: If this is possible, what isn't? Richard Lacayo, Time
Origin of refulgent
Refulgent comes from the present participle of Latin refulgere, "to flash back, to shine brightly," from re-, "back" + fulgere, "to shine."