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burnish

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of burnish

  1. brightness created by light reflected from a surface <after some much-needed polishing, the silver tea set had a brilliant burnish> Synonyms shine, gloss, luminance, luster (or lustre), polish, sheenRelated Words glare, gleam, glimmer, glint, glisten, glow, shimmer; blink, flicker, sparkle, twinkle; illumination, irradiation; iridescence, luminescence; brilliance, luminosity, radiance, radiancy, refulgence; finish, glazeNear Antonyms dimness, dinginess, dirtiness, drabness, dullness (also dulness), flatness; grayness, paleness; cloudiness, gloom, murkiness, obscureness, obscurity, somberness




burnish

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of burnish

  1. to make smooth or glossy usually by repeatedly applying surface pressure <burnished the floor of the ballroom to a soft luster> Synonyms buff, polish, dress, furbish, gloss, grind, rub, shine, smooth, smoothenRelated Words sleek, slick; coat, glaze, japan, lacquer, varnish; face, finish, veneer; brighten; file, rasp, sand, sandblast, sandpaper, scour, scrape, scrub; bob, bone, lapNear Antonyms rough (up), roughen, ruffle, scuff (up)




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