fulgent

[ fuhl-juh nt ]
/ ˈfʌl dʒənt /

adjective

shining brightly; dazzling; resplendent: fulgent patterns of sunlight.

Nearby words

  1. fulbright, james william,
  2. fulcrum,
  3. fulfil,
  4. fulfill,
  5. fulfillment,
  6. fulgently,
  7. fulgurant,
  8. fulgurate,
  9. fulgurating,
  10. fulguration

Origin of fulgent

1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin fulgent- (stem of fulgēns, present participle of fulgēre), equivalent to fulg- flash + -ent- -ent

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British Dictionary definitions for fulgent

fulgent

fulgid (ˈfʌldʒɪd)

/ (ˈfʌldʒənt) /

adjective

poetic shining brilliantly; resplendent; gleaming
Derived Formsfulgently, adverb

Word Origin for fulgent

C15: from Latin fulgēre to shine, flash

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Word Origin and History for fulgent

fulgent

adj.

early 15c., from Latin fulgentem (nominative fulgens) "shining, bright," present participle of fulgere "to shine" (see fulminate).

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