What is the opposite of dark?

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Adjective
(of a place or space) Opposite of having a lack of light
“The room would gradually become bright as the sun rays filtered through the windows.”
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(of the day or weather) Opposite of having a lack of light
“The day was sunny with the radiant sun above us.”
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Opposite of hidden from knowledge
“Her past was an open secret that everyone in town was now aware of.”
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Opposite of darkened in color
“He had a penchant for dressing in vivid colors.”
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Opposite of darkened in hair color
“Her blonde hair worked in harmony with her Nordic features.”
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Opposite of darkened in complexion
“She spent most of her time indoors, and her skin remained fair in complexion from not being exposed to the sun.”
Adjective
(of a period or situation) Opposite of conducive to hopelessness
“The coming economic boom will be very joyful and will bring great happiness to everyone.”
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Opposite of deeply pessimistic
“Some modern-day philosophers predict a promising future where mankind will live together in peace and harmony.”
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Opposite of characterized a sullen or forbidding appearance or mood
“Joy would engulf him when he learned of what had transpired, and his cheerful countenance would reflect his happiness.”
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Opposite of sinister or evil in nature
“Luke would resist joining the dark side of the Force because he was a virtuous man.”
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Opposite of focusing on the unpleasant aspects of life
“This book addresses many lighthearted aspects of society that are commonly observed in our daily lives.”
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(of a time period) Opposite of lacking intellectual progress
“It was an enlightening period in the nation's history when scientists, philosophers and free-thinkers were encouraged to pursue their craft.”
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(by extension) Opposite of dirty or unclean
“His dirty overalls had become clean again after being washed thoroughly.”
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Opposite of having a covert or obscure meaning
Adjective
Opposite of tending to see the worst aspect of things or believe that the worst will happen
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Opposite of horrifyingly wicked, evil or violent
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Opposite of bodeful of bad or unfortunate consequences
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Opposite of mysterious or difficult to understand
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Opposite of attributed to some force beyond scientific understanding or the laws of nature
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Opposite of having an inclination to secrecy
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Opposite of in a state of unhappiness or despondency
“Everyone knows kids would be just as happy playing with the box a present comes in as with the present itself.”
Adjective
Opposite of having a very dark color (as of soot or coal)
“You can pair a white top with just about anything for an instantly pulled-together look.”
Adjective
Opposite of not known or familiar
“A little known fact is that almost all of the riverfront on all sides of Manhattan is actually loose dirt.”
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Opposite of full of anger or hatred
“Their mother was at the center of their world and her warm loving nature provided a sense of security despite the lack of a father.”
Adjective
Opposite of making fun of death, illness, or misfortune
“It was refreshing to watch an act that was clean and non-controversial.”
Noun
(the dark) Opposite of the absence of light
“The candles would add some subtle brightness to the room.”
Noun
(mass noun) Opposite of the time of the day when the sun has set and it is dark
“At daybreak, the ladies would leave the ballers with their empty pockets at the club and return to their men at home.”
Noun
(the dark) Opposite of a state of ignorance
“The government would ensure that the public were kept in the know about updates to the new health care policies.”
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