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glow

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of glow

  1. the steady giving off of the form of radiation that makes vision possible <the glow of the restaurant's table lamps is especially flattering to diners> Synonyms blaze, flare, fluorescence, glare, gleam, light, illumination, incandescence, luminescence, radiance, shineRelated Words flash, glimmer, glint, glitter, scintillation, shimmer, sparkle, twinkle; daylight, moonlight, sunlight, sunshine; afterglow, aureole (or aureola), aurora, beam, halo, ray, shaft, streak, stream, sunbeam; glisten, gloss, luster (or lustre), polish, reflection, sheenNear Antonyms blackness, dark, darkness, dimness, dusk, duskiness, gloom, night, shadow




glow

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of glow

  1. 1 to be on fire especially brightly <the coals glowed red-hot> Synonyms blaze, combust, flame, burnRelated Words catch, enkindle; deflagrate, fire, ignite, kindle; flare (up), light (up); flicker, gutter, waver; bake, broil, char, cook, melt, roast, scorch, swelter; smolder (or smoulder), spark, sputter; beam, brighten, radiate; beat (down), flash, glare, gleam, glimmer, glint, glisten, glitter, scintillate, shimmer, shine, sparkle, twinkle

  2. 2 to develop a rosy facial color (as from excitement or embarrassment) <when they found out he had won the tournament, his parents glowed with pride> Synonyms bloom, color, crimson, flush, blush, reddenRelated Words incarnadine, rouge, ruddle; abash, chagrin, discomfit, disconcert, embarrass, faze, humiliate, mortify




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