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Adjective: coruscating  'kor-u,skey-ting or 'kó-ru,skey-ting
  1. Animated and brilliantly clever or witty
    - scintillating, sparkling
  2. Having brief brilliant points or flashes of light
    - aglitter [literary], coruscant [literary], fulgid [literary], glinting, glistering [archaic], glittering, glittery, scintillant, scintillating, sparkly
  3. Marked by harshly abusive criticism
    "his coruscating remarks about silly lady novelists";
    - scathing, vituperative
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