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Shiny

adjective;
cool, neat, awesome Shining is often used to mean good as in a shining example, for example. To me and my friends (and I'm sure a lot of people) almost anything sparkly, glittery, or shiny we like and attracts our eye instinctively. Sparkling things, such as gold and gemstones, are valued in every society. So perhaps saying someone is shiny is saying they are as valuable as gold. Golden is used as an adjective in the same way.
 
You are so shiny!
Etymology : semantic shift from meaning glittering to describe something/someone with positive qualities.
Source : College student
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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