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wink

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of wink

  1. 1 a short sleep <I wasn't able to catch a wink during the entire flight> Synonyms catnap, doze, drowse, forty winks, kip [chiefly British], siesta, snooze, {h,1}napRelated Words repose, rest; slumber; bed

  2. 2 a very small space of time <I turned to look away, and in a wink he was gone> Synonyms beat, eyeblink, flash, heartbeat, jiff, jiffy, minute, moment, nanosecond, New York minute, second, shake, split second, trice, twinkle, twinkling, instantRelated Words microsecond; snatch, spurtNear Antonyms aeon (or eon), age, eternity, forever; infinity, lifetime




wink

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of wink

  1. 1 to rapidly open and close one's eyes <she winked several times to get the dust and grit out of her eyes> Synonyms blink Related Words bat, flutter; squint

  2. 2 to shine with light at regular intervals <a lighthouse was winking in the distance> Synonyms flash, twinkle, blinkRelated Words coruscate, flare, flicker, glance, glimmer, glint, glisten, glister, glitter, scintillate, shimmer, spangle, spark, sparkle

  3. 3 to shoot forth bursts of light <fireflies winking in the darkness beyond our campfire> Synonyms coruscate, flame, glance, gleam, glimmer, glint, glisten, glister, glitter, luster (or lustre), scintillate, shimmer, spangle, sparkle, twinkle, flash, winkleRelated Words beam, radiate, shine; bedazzle, blind, daze, dazzle; blaze, burn, flare, glare, glow

  4. 4 to secretly sympathize with or pretend ignorance of something improper or unlawful <the whole sporting world seems to wink as untold sums are bet on the outcome of the Super Bowl> Synonyms conniveRelated Words brush (aside or off), condone, disregard, excuse, forgive, gloss (over), gloze (over), ignore, overlook, pardon, pass over, shrug off, tolerateNear Antonyms disapprove (of), frown (on or upon); deny, disallow, refuse




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