ef·ful·gent (ĭ-fljənt, ĭ-fŭl-)
1. Shining brilliantly; resplendent. See Synonyms at bright.
a. Showing or expressing vitality, love, or joy: "the thrilling promise he held out in his effulgent emerald eyes" (Arundhati Roy).
b. Splendid; wonderful: effulgent beauty.
[Latin effulgēns, effulgent-, present participle of effulgēre, to shine out : ex-, ex- + fulgēre, to shine; see bhel-1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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