scintillating

Something scintillating is flashing briefly and sharply with light. Scintillating conversations are smart and captivating.

To be scintillating is to be sharp. Things that are scintillating are exciting: they grab your attention with sparkles, flashes of light, or sheer brilliance. Most often, we talk about scintillating conversations and speakers. If you say someone is scintillating, then they are clever — people want to listen to them. This is a word often used sarcastically. If someone is boring, you might say "Well, that was scintillating," while rolling your eyes.

Definitions of scintillating
  1. adjective
    having brief brilliant points or flashes of light
    “the scintillating stars”
    synonyms: aglitter, coruscant, fulgid, glinting, glistering, glittering, glittery, scintillant, sparkly
    bright
    emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts
  2. adjective
    marked by high spirits or excitement
    scintillating personality”
    synonyms: bubbling, effervescent, frothy, sparkly
    lively
    full of life and energy
  3. adjective
    brilliantly clever
    scintillating wit”
    “a play full of scintillating dialogue”
    Synonyms:
    intelligent
    having the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree
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