nitid

[ nit-id ]
/ ˈnɪt ɪd /

adjective

bright; lustrous.

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Origin of nitid

<Latin nitidus shining, bright, equivalent to nit(ēre) to glisten + -idus-id4

OTHER WORDS FROM nitid

ni·tid·i·ty [ni-tid-i-tee], /nɪˈtɪd ɪ ti/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for nitid

nitid
/ (ˈnɪtɪd) /

adjective

poetic bright; glistening

Word Origin for nitid

C17: from Latin nitidus, from nitēre to shine
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