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Synonyms and Antonyms of shine

  1. 1 brightness created by light reflected from a surface <the troop inspector insisted on nothing less than a dazzling shine from every pair of shoes in the line of review> Synonyms burnish, gloss, luminance, luster (or lustre), polish, sheen Related Words glare, gleam, glimmer, glint, glisten, glow, shimmer; blink, flicker, sparkle, twinkle; illumination, irradiation; iridescence, luminescence; brilliance, luminosity, radiance, radiancy, refulgence; finish, glaze Near Antonyms dimness, dinginess, dirtiness, drabness, dullness (also dulness), flatness; grayness, paleness; cloudiness, gloom, murkiness, obscureness, obscurity, somberness

  2. 2 the steady giving off of the form of radiation that makes vision possible <by the shine of the full moon we could see the rabbit helping himself to our garden vegetables> Synonyms blaze, flare, fluorescence, glare, gleam, glow, illumination, incandescence, luminescence, radiance, lightRelated 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

  3. 3 positive regard for something <took quite a shine to the new neighbors> Synonyms appetite, fancy, favor, fondness, like, love, love affair, partiality, preference, relish, liking, taste, useRelated Words craving, desire, hankering, longing, thirst, yen; enthusiasm, gusto, interest, passion; bias, prejudice; bent, inclination, leaning, propensity, tendency; tooth; palate; weaknessNear Antonyms apathy, disinclination; indifference, unconcernAntonyms aversion, disfavor, disgust, dislike, distaste, hatred, loathing, mislike

  4. 4 usually shines pl  a playful or mischievous act intended as a joke <the shines they pulled at summer camp have become embellished with each retelling> Synonyms antic, caper, capriccio, dido, escapade, frolic, gag, jest, knavery, monkeyshine(s), practical joke, rag [chiefly British], roguery, shavie [Scottish], prank(s), trick, waggeryRelated Words skylarking; adventure, experience, game, lark, time; high jinks (also hijinks), horseplay, play, roughhousing, rowdyism; shenanigan(s), tomfoolery; joking, kidding, teasing; gambit, hoax, maneuver, ploy; deed, feat, mission, performance, stunt; caprice, conceit, fancy, vagary, whim, whimsy (also whimsey); deceit, deception, delusion, fooling, fraud, hanky-panky, hoodwinking, ruse, sham, stratagem, subterfuge, trickery, wile



Synonyms and Antonyms of shine

  1. 1 to emit rays of light <the sun appears to shine particularly brightly in summer because that is when it's closest to the Earth> Synonyms beam, radiate, ray Related Words blaze, burn, fire, flame, gleam, glimmer, glint, glisten, glister, glitter, glow, luminesce, sheen, shimmer; blink, coruscate, flare, flash, flicker, luster (or lustre), scintillate, spangle, sparkle, twinkle, wink, winkle; beat (down), glare; brighten, illuminate, illumine, irradiate, light, lighten; bedazzle, blind, daze, dazzle Near Antonyms blacken, darken; lower (also lour)

  2. 2 to make smooth or glossy usually by repeatedly applying surface pressure <the salesman shined his shoes every morning before leaving the house> Synonyms buff, burnish, dress, furbish, gloss, grind, rub, polish, 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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