Saints are also said to have a nice line in radiance, but I can't think of any other examples. This isn't surprising, because radiant means shining (though only in a good way. Shiny noses and bald patches, sadly, don't count).
Still, hope springs eternal in the human breast, and so when I received a Lands' End catalogue and saw something described as radiant I was intrigued.
Well, I was until I saw it what it was describing.
Was it a halo with built-in solar-powered fairy lights?
It was a bucket hat in a fabric Lands' End describes as radiant navy.
Navy. As in, dark blue.
I suppose at the worst the thing would at least cover up a bit of my face.
Word To Use Today: radiant. This word comes from the Latin radiāre to shine, from radius, ray of light.
The Latin word radius also means spoke, which is where the geometrical term came in.