Scintillating

Pronunciation: [ sin-tl-ey-ting ]


Definition: adjective

witty; brilliantly clever

Origin: Early 17th century; Latin


Etymology: from Latin scintillat- ‘sparkled’, from the verb scintillare, from scintilla ‘spark’


Usage:


Synonyms:

  • brilliant

  • dazzling

  • lively

  • exhilarating

  • stimulating

Antonyms:

  • dull

  • uninteresting

  • boring

  • blah

Example:

The audience fell in love with the comedian’s scintillating humor.

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