glittering

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glittering

  1. Present participle of glitter.

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glittering (comparative more glittering, superlative most glittering)

  1. Brightly sparkling.
    • 1907, Robert Chambers, chapter 1/2, The Younger Set[1]:
      It was flood-tide along Fifth Avenue ; motor, brougham, and victoria swept by on the glittering current ; pretty women glanced out from limousine and tonneau ; […] .
  2. (figuratively) Valuable, desirable.
    • 1994, Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom, Abacus 2010, p. 85:
      Gaur was an example of a man without a BA who seemed infinitely better educated than the fellows who left Fort Hare with glittering degrees.

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Noun[edit]

glittering (plural glitterings)

  1. The appearance of something that glitters.
    • John Locke
      Every man carries about him a touchstone, if he will make use of it, to distinguish substantial gold from superficial glitterings, truth from appearances.