effulgence

Your future's so bright, you've got to wear shades. Really, it's giving off blinding, radiant rays of light — what some people would call effulgence.

Effulgence is brightness taken to the extreme. You may be dazzled by it, stunned by it, or even overcome by it. Usually used to refer to the sun or some other mega-star, effulgence can also be used more figuratively. If you're met with the mega-watt effulgence of the most beautiful movie star, take a moment to marvel at the rays of light shooting from her perfect smile. Then snap out of it and ask for an autograph.

Definitions of effulgence
  1. noun
    the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light
    synonyms: radiance, radiancy, refulgence, refulgency, shine
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    gleam, gleaming, glow, lambency
    an appearance of reflected light
    luster, lustre, sheen, shininess
    the visual property of something that shines with reflected light
    burnish, gloss, glossiness, polish
    the property of being smooth and shiny
    French polish
    the glaze produced by repeated applications of French polish shellac
    glaze
    a glossy finish on a fabric
    patina
    a sheen or gloss on a surface, especially resulting from use or age
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    brightness
    the location of a visual perception along a continuum from black to white
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