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

n the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light

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
a glossy finish on a fabric
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the location of a visual perception along a continuum from black to white

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