effulgent

[ ih-fuhl-juhnt, ih-fool- ]
/ ɪˈfʌl dʒənt, ɪˈfʊl- /

adjective

shining forth brilliantly; radiant.

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Origin of effulgent

1730–40; <Latin effulgent- (stem of effulgēns, present participle of effulgēre), equivalent to ef-ef- + fulg(ēre) to shine + -ent--ent

OTHER WORDS FROM effulgent

ef·ful·gence, nounef·ful·gent·ly, adverbun·ef·ful·gent, adjectiveun·ef·ful·gent·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for effulgent

effulgent
/ (ɪˈfʌldʒənt) /

adjective

radiant; brilliant

Derived forms of effulgent

effulgence, nouneffulgently, adverb

Word Origin for effulgent

C18: from Latin effulgēre to shine forth, from fulgēre to shine
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