[syn: blazing, blinding, dazzling, fulgent, glaring, glary]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Dazzle \Daz"zle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dazzled; p. pr. & vb. n.
Dazzling.] [Freq. of daze.]
1. To overpower with light; to confuse the sight of by
brilliance of light.
Those heavenly shapes
Will dazzle now the earthly, with their blaze
Insufferably bright. --Milton.
An unreflected light did never yet
Dazzle the vision feminine. --Sir H.
2. To bewilder or surprise with brilliancy or display of any
kind. "Dazzled and drove back his enemies." --Shak.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: amazingly impressive; suggestive of the flashing of
lightning; "the skater's dazzling virtuosic leaps";
"these great best canvases still look as astonishing and
as invitingly new as they did...when...his fulgurant
popularity was in full growth"- Janet Flanner;
"adventures related...in a style both vivid and
fulgurous"- Idwal Jones [syn: dazzling, eye-popping,
2: shining intensely; "the blazing sun"; "blinding headlights";
"dazzling snow"; "fulgent patterns of sunlight"; "the glaring
sun" [syn: blazing, blinding, dazzling, fulgent,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
45 Moby Thesaurus words for "dazzling":
beaming, bedazzling, blinding, blooming, bright,
bright and shining, brilliant, devastating, divine, effulgent,
flamboyant, flaming, fulgent, fulgid, garish, glamorous, glaring,
glary, glorious, glowing, gorgeous, heavenly, killing, magnificent,
mind-boggling, obscuring, overpowering, overwhelming, radiant,
raving, ravishing, refulgent, resplendent, scintillating, shining,
sparkling, splendent, splendid, splendiferous, splendorous,
splendrous, stunning, stupefying, sublime, vivid