Brightsome vs Bightsome - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between brightsome and bightsome
is that brightsome
is (archaic) bright in appearance, shining while bightsome
is having an air of ease combined with activity; easy; light; active.
(archaic) Bright in appearance, shining.
* , The Jew of Malta , act 2:
- But rather let the brightsome heavens be dim,
- And nature's beauty choke with stifling clouds,
* 1869 , , Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoor , ch. 45:
- Than my fair Abigail should frown on me.
* 1922 , , "The Wood Fire" in Late Lyrics and Earlier :
- [A]ll the shifts of cloud and sun, all the difference between black death and brightsome liveliness, scarcely may suggest or equal Lorna's transformation.
* 2008 , Paul S. Sunga, Red Dust, Red Sky , ISBN 9781550503708,
- This is a brightsome blaze you've lit good friend, to-night!
- The few chairs and the low table had been stripped of paint to reveal the brightsome grain of pine wood.
* The Oxford English Dictionary'' suggests that this is a less definite term than (bright), "leaving more to the imagination".
[''Oxford English Dictionary ], 2nd ed., 1989.
* brilliant, luminous
Having an air of ease combined with activity; easy; light; active.
*1958 , David Daiches, The present age in British literature :
- Lively, louch, atweesh, atween, Auchimuty or aspate, Threidiri through the averins Or bightsome in the aftergait.