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sun

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of sun

  1. 1 the light given off by the star around which the planet Earth revolves <be sure to wear sunscreen if you plan to spend more than a few minutes in the sun> Synonyms sunlight, sunshine Related Words sunburst; daylight; glare, shine Near Antonyms cloudiness; penumbra, shade, shadiness, shadow, umbra

  2. 2 a ball-shaped gaseous celestial body that shines by its own light <the incomprehensible vastness of a universe filled with billions of suns> Synonyms luminary, sphere, starRelated Words cluster, constellation, galaxy; binary star, brown dwarf, dwarf, fixed star, gasser, giant star, lodestar (also loadstar), neutron star, nova, pulsar, quasar, red dwarf, red giant, red star, subdwarf, supercluster, supergiant, supernova, variable, variable star, white dwarf

  3. 3 the first appearance of light in the morning or the time of its appearance <I'm afraid that for this long trip we shall have to leave with the sun> Synonyms aurora, cockcrow, dawning, day, daybreak, daylight, light, morn, morning, dawn, sunrise, sunupRelated Words daytime; forenoonNear Antonyms dark, darkness, midnight, night, nighttime; afternoon, midday; dusk, evening, eventide, gloaming, twilightAntonyms nightfall, sundown, sunset

  4. 4 public acknowledgment or admiration for an achievement <Olympians basking in the sun of athletic achievement while the public still remembers them> Synonyms acclaim, accolade, applause, bay(s), credit, distinction, homage, honor, kudos, laud, laurels, props [slang], réclame, gloryRelated Words celebrity, fame, renown, repute; compliment, encomium, eulogy, panegyric, toast, tribute; acclamation, ovation, plaudit, praise, rave, rhapsody; citation, commendation, kudo, note, recommendation; elevation, enshrinement, enthronement, exaltation, glorification




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