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daylight

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of daylight

  1. 1 the first appearance of light in the morning or the time of its appearance <daylight was just breaking when we stumbled out of bed> Synonyms aurora, cockcrow, dawning, day, daybreak, dawn, light, morn, morning, sun, sunrise, sunupRelated Words daytime; forenoonNear Antonyms dark, darkness, midnight, night, nighttime; afternoon, midday; dusk, evening, eventide, gloaming, twilightAntonyms nightfall, sundown, sunset

  2. 2 the hours of light between one night and the next <there isn't a lot of daylight left, so we'd better get home soon> Synonyms day, daytimeRelated Words light, sunlight, sunshine; dawn, dawning, daybreak, forenoon, morn, morning, sunrise; afternoon, noon; dusk, eve, evening, gloaming, nightfall, sundown, sunset, twilightNear Antonyms black, blackness, dark, darknessAntonyms night, nighttime

  3. 3 daylights pl  the normal or healthy condition of the mental abilities <nearly terrified the daylights out of him with that scream> Synonyms daylights, head, marbles, reason, saneness, sanity, wit(s)Related Words rationality, reasonableness, sense; health, healthfulness, healthiness, wholesomeness; clearheadedness, lucidity, lucidness, normalcy, normality, soundness; wisdomNear Antonyms delusion, hallucination; delirium, frenzy, hysteriaAntonyms dementia, derangement, insanity, lunacy, madness, mania, unreason





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