The sky of beatific blue, the suns, tiny as children's toys, reflected in all the badges, faces unclouded by the insanity of thoughts [...]: all this was formed of some unique, radiant, riant matter.

--We, by Yevgeny Zamyatin, translated by Bernard Guilbert Guerney in 1960; p. 23 of the 1977 Penguin edition

MW11 says "riant" means "gay" or "mirthful." From Middle French "rire," "to laugh."

One Response to “riant”

  1. John Schoffstall

    Someone needs to take Bernard Guilbert Guerney’s thesaurus away.


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