scintillating

[ sin-tl-ey-ting ]

Part of Speech

adjective

Definition

witty; brilliantly clever

Origin + Etymology

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

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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