Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps


Adjective: coruscating  'kor-u,skey-ting or 'kó-ru,skey-ting
  1. Having brief brilliant points or flashes of light
    - aglitter [literary], coruscant [literary], fulgid [literary], glinting, glistering [archaic], glittering, glittery, scintillant, scintillating, sparkly
     
  2. Marked by harshly abusive criticism
    "his coruscating remarks about silly lady novelists";
    - scathing, vituperative
     
  3. Animated and brilliantly clever or witty
    - scintillating, sparkling
Verb: coruscate  'kor-u,skeyt or 'kó-ru,skeyt
  1. Reflect brightly
    "Unquarried marble coruscated on the hillside";
    - sparkle, scintillate, glister
     
  2. Be lively, brilliant or exhibit virtuosity
    "his playing coruscated throughout the concert hall";
    - sparkle, scintillate, glister

See also: bright, critical, intelligent

Type of: be, reflect, shine

Encyclopedia: Coruscating