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glimmer

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of glimmer

  1. 1 a very small amount a glimmer of hope that there will be snow on Christmas Synonyms of glimmer ace, bit, crumb, dab, dram, driblet, particle, hint, lick, little, mite, nip, ounce, peanuts, ray, scintilla, scruple, shade, shadow, shred, skosh, smack, smell, smidgen (also smidgeon or smidgin or smidge), snap, soupçon, spark, spatter, speck, splash, spot, sprinkling, strain, streak, suspicion, tad, touch, traceWords Related to glimmer hoot, iota, jot, minim, minimum, modicum, semblance, syllable, tittle, vestige, whit; atom, dot, fleck, flyspeck, grain, granule, molecule, morsel, mote, nubbin, patch, scrap; dash, drop, pinch; part, portion, section; bite, nibble, taste; handful, scattering, smatter, smattering; dose, shot; chip, flake, fragment, shard, shiver, sliver, smithereens, splinter; shred, tatter; clipping, paring, shavingNear Antonyms of glimmer abundance, barrel, boatload, bucket, bundle, bushel, deal, fistful, gobs, heaps, lashings (also lashins) [chiefly British], loads, lot, mass, mess, mountain, much, oodles, passel, peck, pile, plenty, potful, profusion, quantity, raft, reams, scads, stack, wad, wealth; volume; bonanza, embarrassment, excess, overabundance, overage, overflow, overkill, overmuch, oversupply, superabundance, superfluity, surfeit, surplus; chunk, hunk, lump, slab

  2. 2 an almost imperceptible sign of something most of the students showed not even a glimmer of interest in what I had to say Synonyms of glimmer breath, flicker, hint, suggestion, tang, touch, trace, whiffWords Related to glimmer inkling, intimation, scent, wind; evidence, indication, mark, signNear Antonyms of glimmer permeation, pervasion, saturation


glimmer

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of glimmer

  1. to shoot forth bursts of light the waters of the rippling brook glimmered in the sun Synonyms of glimmer coruscate, flame, glance, gleam, flash, glint, glisten, glister, glitter, luster (or lustre), scintillate, shimmer, spangle, sparkle, twinkle, wink, winkleWords Related to glimmer beam, radiate, shine; bedazzle, blind, daze, dazzle; blaze, burn, flare, glare, glow

Synonym Discussion of glimmer

flash, gleam, glint, sparkle, glitter, glisten, glimmer, shimmer mean to send forth light. flash implies a sudden outburst of bright light.
    • lightning flashed
gleam suggests a steady light seen through an obscuring medium or against a dark background.
    • lights gleamed in the valley
glint implies a cold glancing light.
    • glinting steel
sparkle suggests innumerable moving points of bright light.
    • the sparkling waters
glitter connotes a brilliant sparkling or gleaming.
    • glittering diamonds
glisten applies to the soft sparkle from a wet or oily surface.
    • glistening wet sidewalk
glimmer suggests a faint or wavering gleam.
    • a distant glimmering light
shimmer means shining with a wavering light.
    • a shimmering satin dress


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