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  • Effulgent — Ef*ful gent, a. [L. effulgens, entis, p. pr. of effulgere.] Diffusing a flood of light; shining; luminous; beaming; bright; splendid. Effulgent rays of light. Cowper. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • effulgent — effulgent, ente [efylʒɑ̃, ɑ̃t] adj. ÉTYM. 1860; lat. effulgens, p. prés. de effulgere. → Effulger. ❖ ♦ Littér. et rare. Qui luit …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • effulgent — 1738, back formation from EFFULGENCE (Cf. effulgence), or else from L. effulgentem (nom. effulgens), prp. of effulgere, from ex out (see EX (Cf. ex )) + fulgere to shine (see BLEACH (Cf. bleach)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • effulgent — radiant, luminous, brilliant, *bright, lustrous, refulgent, beaming, lambent, lucent, incandescent Analogous words: flaming, blazing, glowing, flaring (see BLAZE vb): flashing, gleaming (see FLASH vb): resplendent, *splendid, glorious Contrasted… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • effulgent — [adj] glowing, luminous beaming, blazing, bright, brilliant, dazzling, flaming, fluorescent, incandescent, lambent, lucent, lustrous, radiant, resplendent, shining, splendid, vivid; concept 617 …   New thesaurus

  • effulgent — effulgence, n. effulgently, adv. /i ful jeuhnt, i fool /, adj. shining forth brilliantly; radiant. [1730 40; < L effulgent (s. of effulgens, prp. of effulgere), equiv. to ef EF + fulg(ere) to shine + ent ENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • effulgent — [ɪ fʌldʒ(ə)nt] adjective literary shining brightly. Derivatives effulgence noun effulgently adverb Origin C18 (earlier (C17) as effulgence): from L. effulgent , effulgere shine brightly …   English new terms dictionary

  • effulgent — ef•ful•gent [[t]ɪˈfʌl dʒənt, ɪˈfʊl [/t]] adj. shining forth brilliantly; radiant • Etymology: 1730–40; < L effulgent , s. of effulgēns, prp. of effulgēre to shine forth ef•ful′gence, n. ef•ful′gent•ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • effulgent — adjective see effulgence …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • effulgent — adjective shining, resplendent, with radiant splendor See Also: effulgence …   Wiktionary

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