Synonyms and Antonyms of blink

  1. 1 to shine with light at regular intervals she loves to sit in the dark and watch the lights on the Christmas tree blink in ever-changing patterns Synonyms flash, twinkle, wink Related Words coruscate, flare, flicker, glance, glimmer, glint, glisten, glister, glitter, scintillate, shimmer, spangle, spark, sparkle

  2. 2 to rapidly open and close one's eyes I blinked for a few seconds after the camera flashed Synonyms winkRelated Words bat, flutter; squint

  3. 3 to cease resistance (as to another's arguments, demands, or control) for two days the nations stood on the brink of war, until one finally blinked Synonyms yield, bow, budge, capitulate, concede, give in, knuckle under, quit, relent, submit, succumb, surrenderRelated Words acquiesce; deferNear Antonyms contend, fight, hold off; battle, breast, combat, confront, counter, defy, face, meet, object, oppose, repel; thwart, withstandAntonyms resist

  4. 4 to look long and hard in wonder or surprise stood blinking at the ridiculous scene before him in utter disbelief Synonyms gape, gawk, gawp [chiefly British], gaze, goggle, peer, rubberneck, stareRelated Words glare, gloat, glower; consider, eye, fixate, observe, regard, watch; leer, ogle; peruse, pore (over), study; outface, outstare, stare downNear Antonyms glance, glimpse, peek, peep; browse, dip (into), scan; wink (at)

Learn More about blink

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up blink? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


to cast off or become cast off

Get Word of the Day daily email!