- noting a partition line having a series of flamelike indentations formed by ogees joined in zigzags; rayonny.
- (of a charge, as an ordinary) having an edge or edges so formed.
Origin of radiant
Synonyms for radiant
Antonyms for radiant
Related Words for radiantlustrous, beaming, brilliant, sunny, resplendent, glowing, gleaming, incandescent, shining, ecstatic, joyful, cheerful, bright, cheery, blissful, effulgent, glorious, lambent, refulgent, sparkling
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Contemporary Examples of radiant
John Paul was youthful in his sixties with a radiant charisma.How Pope Francis Became the World’s BFF
December 21, 2014
Bulbs strung among branches in the overhead wild hibiscus tree form a radiant canopy.A Magical Meal at Louie’s Backyard in the Conch Republic
Jane & Michael Stern
July 13, 2014
He taught her how to die by slow example, and she was radiant with the privilege.The Day the Fairytale Died
July 12, 2014
McDonald is a radiant talent, with a warm voice and beaming smile that light up any venue in which she appears.Audra for the Win: Why Audra McDonald Must Win Tony for Best Actress
June 7, 2014
And so again and again he pitted his own radiant confidence against some equal and opposite force.How Tom Cruise Can Get His Groove Back
June 5, 2014
Historical Examples of radiant
He looked upward with a radiant expression, and feebly pressed her hand.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
Gilder sprang to his feet, his face suddenly grown younger, radiant.Within the Law
She was obliged to go, and to appear all radiant with pleasure.Tales And Novels, Volume 5 (of 10)
To the widow of Mr Verloc the robust anarchist was like a radiant messenger of life.The Secret Agent
There is a radiant picture of this morning ride still fresh in my memory.In the Valley
Word Origin for radiant
mid-15c., from Middle French radiant and directly from Latin radiantem (nominative radians) "beaming, shining," present participle of radiare "to beam, shine" (see radiation). Of beauty, etc., first attested c.1500. Related: Radiantly.
"point or object from which light radiates," 1727; see radiant (adj.). In astronomy, of meteor showers, from 1864.