brightness vs smartness what difference

what is difference between brightness and smartness

English

Etymology

From Middle English bryghtnes, brightnesse, from Old English beorhtnes (brightness, splendor), equivalent to bright +‎ -ness.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɹaɪtnəs/
  • Hyphenation: bright‧ness

Noun

brightness (usually uncountable, plural brightnesses)

  1. The quality of being bright.
  2. The perceived luminance of an object.
  3. Intelligence, cleverness.

Synonyms

  • See also Thesaurus:intelligence

Translations



English

Etymology

From Middle English smartnesse, smertnesse, equivalent to smart +‎ -ness.

Noun

smartness (countable and uncountable, plural smartnesses)

  1. (uncountable) The state or quality of being smart, intelligence.
  2. (countable) The result or product of being smart.

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