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1. brilliantly clever;
- Example: "scintillating wit"
- Example: "a play full of scintillating dialogue"

2. marked by high spirits or excitement;
- Example: "his fertile effervescent mind"
- Example: "scintillating personality"
- Example: "a row of sparkly cheerleaders"
[syn: bubbling, effervescent, frothy, scintillating, sparkly]

3. having brief brilliant points or flashes of light;
- Example: "bugle beads all aglitter"
- Example: "glinting eyes"
- Example: "glinting water"
- Example: "his glittering eyes were cold and malevolent"
- Example: "shop window full of glittering Christmas trees"
- Example: "glittery costume jewelry"
- Example: "scintillant mica"
- Example: "the scintillating stars"
- Example: "a dress with sparkly sequins"
- Example: "`glistering' is an archaic term"
[syn: aglitter(p), coruscant, fulgid, glinting, glistering, glittering, glittery, scintillant, scintillating, sparkly]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Scintillate \Scin"til*late\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Scintillated; p. pr. & vb. n. Scintillating.] [L. scintillare, scintillatum, from scintilla a spark. Cf. Stencil.] 1. To emit sparks, or fine igneous particles. [1913 Webster] As the electrical globe only scintillates when rubbed against its cushion. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] 2. To sparkle, as the fixed stars. [1913 Webster]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

119 Moby Thesaurus words for "scintillating": Attic, ablaze, adroit, afire, aflame, aflicker, aglow, alight, apt, ardent, biting, blazing, blinking, blinky, brainy, bright, brilliant, burning, candent, candescent, clever, comburent, conflagrant, coruscant, coruscating, dazzling, dexterous, droll, dynamic, effervescent, effulgent, engaging, entrancing, exciting, facetious, fascinating, flagrant, flaming, flaring, flashing, flickering, fuming, funny, gifted, gleaming, glimmering, glimmerous, glimmery, glistening, glistering, glittering, glittery, glowing, good, guttering, humorous, humorsome, ignescent, ignited, in a blaze, in a glow, in flames, incandescent, inflamed, invigorating, jesting, jocose, jocular, joking, joky, joshing, keen, keen-witted, kindled, live, lively, living, lustrous, mordant, nimble, nimble-witted, no dumbbell, not born yesterday, on fire, pointed, pungent, quick, quick-thinking, quick-witted, radiant, rapier-like, reeking, salt, salty, scintillant, scintillescent, sharp, sharp-witted, shimmering, shimmery, shining, smart, smoking, smoldering, spangly, sparking, sparkling, sprightly, steel-trap, stimulating, talented, tinselly, twinkling, twinkly, unextinguished, unquenched, vivacious, whimsical, witty