having luster; shining; luminous: lustrous eyes.
brilliant; splendid; resplendent; illustrious: a lustrous career.

Origin of lustrous

First recorded in 1595–1605; lust(e)r1 + -ous
Related formslus·trous·ly, adverblus·trous·ness, nounhy·per·lus·trous, adjectivehy·per·lus·trous·ly, adverbhy·per·lus·trous·ness, nounnon·lus·trous, adjectivenon·lus·trous·ly, adverbnon·lus·trous·ness, nounsem·i·lus·trous, adjectivesem·i·lus·trous·ly, adverbsem·i·lus·trous·ness, nounsub·lus·trous, adjectivesub·lus·trous·ly, adverbsub·lus·trous·ness, nounun·lus·trous, adjectiveun·lus·trous·ly, adverb

Synonyms for lustrous

1. gleaming, radiant, glowing, shimmering. 2. refulgent, dazzling, gorgeous. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Word Origin and History for non-lustrous


c.1600, from luster + -ous. Related: Lustrously; lustrousness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper