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illumination

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of illumination

  1. 1 a statement that makes something clear the candidate's so-called illuminations of his views on a number of controversial issues left many voters in the dark Synonyms of illumination clarification, construction, elucidation, exegesis, explication, exposition, explanation, illustration, interpretation, road mapWords Related to illumination paraphrase, restatement, translation; annotation, comment, commentary, epexegesis, gloss; deciphering, decoding; disentanglement, unscrambling; analysis; edification, enlightenment; definition, meaning; demonstration, enactment; justification, rationale, rationalization, reasoning; caution, caveat, warning

  2. 2 the quality or state of having or giving off light in that clime the illumination of the full moon is such as you can practically read by it Synonyms of illumination brightness, brilliancy, candor, dazzle, effulgence, brilliance, lambency, lightness, luminance, luminosity, luminousness, luster (or lustre), lustrousness, radiance, refulgence, splendorWords Related to illumination blaze, flare, flash, flicker, light; fluorescence, incandescence, luminescence; burnish, gloss, polish, sheen, shine, shininess; fire, flame, glare, glow; flash, gleam, glimmer, glint, glisten, glitter, scintillation, shimmer, sparkle, twinkleNear Antonyms of illumination dimness, gloominess, somberness; cloudiness, haziness, murkiness, obscureness, obscurity; colorlessness, grayness, lackluster, paleness, shadiness, shadowinessAntonyms of illumination blackness, dark, darkness, dullness (also dulness), duskiness

  3. 3 the steady giving off of the form of radiation that makes vision possible a steady illumination from the flashlight was all I had while changing the tire Synonyms of illumination blaze, flare, fluorescence, glare, gleam, glow, light, incandescence, luminescence, radiance, shineWords Related to illumination 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 of illumination blackness, dark, darkness, dimness, dusk, duskiness, gloom, night, shadow



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