1 brilliantly clever; "scintillating wit"; "a play full of scintillating dialogue"
2 marked by high spirits or excitement; "his fertile effervescent mind"; "scintillating personality"; "sparkling conversation"; "a row of sparkly cheerleaders" [syn: bubbling, effervescent, sparkling, sparkly]
3 having brief brilliant points or flashes of light; "bugle beads all aglitter"; "glinting eyes"; "glinting water"; "his glittering eyes were cold and malevolent"; "shop window full of glittering Christmas trees"; "glittery costume jewelry"; "scintillant mica"; "the scintillating stars"; "a dress with sparkly sequins"; "`glistering' is an archaic term" [syn: aglitter(p), coruscant, fulgid, glinting, glistering, glittering, glittery, scintillant, sparkling(a), sparkly]
- a UK /ˈsɪn.tɪl.eɪt.ɪŋ/ /"sIn.tIl.eIt.IN/
- present participle of scintillate
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