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light

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of light

  1. 1 the steady giving off of the form of radiation that makes vision possible he read poetry to her by the light of the moon Synonyms of light blaze, flare, fluorescence, glare, gleam, glow, illumination, incandescence, luminescence, radiance, shine Words Related to light 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, sheen Near Antonyms of light blackness, dark, darkness, dimness, dusk, duskiness, gloom, night, shadow

  2. 2 something that provides illumination turn off the light when you go to bed Synonyms of light beacon, illuminant, lamp Words Related to light arc lamp (also arc light), candelabra, candelabrum, candle, chandelier, dark lantern, electric, flare, flash, flashbulb, flashcube, flashlight, floodlight, fluorescent lamp, gaslight, gasolier, girandole, headlight, incandescent lamp, klieg light (or kleig light), lantern, light bulb, lighthouse, lighting, sconce, spotlight, streetlight, sun lamp

  3. 3 a person who is widely known and usually much talked about a leading light in the acting profession Synonyms of light big name, cause célèbre (also cause celebre), celeb, figure, icon (also ikon), celebrity, luminary, megastar, name, notability, notable, notoriety, personage, personality, somebody, standout, star, superstar, VIPWords Related to light favorite, heartthrob, hero, idol; demigod, dignitary, eminence, immortal, monument, pillar, worthy; baron, big shot, bigwig, kahuna, magnate, mogul, nabob, panjandrumNear Antonyms of light lightweight, mediocrity; has-beenAntonyms of light nobody, noncelebrity

  4. 4 the first appearance of light in the morning or the time of its appearance with the coming of light we could see all the damage that the storm had caused Synonyms of light aurora, cockcrow, dawning, day, daybreak, daylight, dawn, morn, morning, sun, sunrise, sunupWords Related to light daytime; forenoonNear Antonyms of light dark, darkness, midnight, night, nighttime; afternoon, midday; dusk, evening, eventide, gloaming, twilightAntonyms of light nightfall, sundown, sunset


light

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of light

  1. 1 having little weight the suitcase was as light as a feather after all the clothes were removed Synonyms of 1light featherlight, feathery, lightweight, underweight, weightless Words Related to 1light bantam, diminutive, little, minute, puny, small, smallish, tiny, undersized (also undersize), wee; flimsy, fragile, insubstantial; petite, slender, slight, slim, thin Near Antonyms of 1light big, considerable, extensive, goodly, great, handsome, huge, hulking, jumbo, king-size (or king-sized), large, largish, massive, overscale (or overscaled), oversize (or oversized), sizable (or sizeable), substantial, super, voluminous, whacking; bulky, cumbersome, unwieldy Antonyms of 1light heavy, hefty, leaden, overweight, ponderous, weighty

  2. 2 involving minimal difficulty or effort a little light work was all it took to straighten up the room Synonyms of 1light cheap, downhill, effortless, facile, fluent, fluid, hands-down, light, painless, ready, royal, simple, smooth, snap, softWords Related to 1light idiotproof, mindless, quick, straightforward, unchallenging, uncomplicated; apparent, clear, clear-cut, distinct, evident, manifest, obvious, open-and-shut, palpable, patent, perspicuous, plain, transparent, unambiguous, unequivocal, unmistakableNear Antonyms of 1light burdensome, exhausting, onerous, oppressive, painful, stressful, taxing, troublesome; abstruse, complex, complicated, intricate, involved, knotty, problematic (also problematical), reconditeAntonyms of 1light arduous, demanding, difficult, exacting, formidable, grueling (or gruelling), hard, herculean, killer, labored, laborious, murderous, rough, severe, stiff, strenuous, toilful, toilsome, tough

  3. 3 less plentiful than what is normal, necessary, or desirable traffic on the highway seems to be very light today Synonyms of 1light exiguous, hand-to-mouth, light, niggardly, poor, scant, scanty, scarce, skimp, skimpy, slender, slim, spare, sparing, sparse, stingyWords Related to 1light deficient, inadequate, insufficient, lacking, short, wanting; bare, bare-bones; least, littlest, lowest, mere, minimal, slightest; slight, small, thin; barren, infertile, sterile, unfruitful, unproductiveNear Antonyms of 1light adequate, enough, satisfactory, sufficient, tolerable; fat, fecund, fertile, fruitful, prolific, rich; lavish, luxuriant; blooming, bursting, flourishing, proliferative, swarming, teeming, thriving; excess, extra, surplusAntonyms of 1light abundant, ample, bountiful, copious, generous, liberal, plenteous, plentiful

  4. 4 moving easily the dancer was exceptionally light on her feet Synonyms of 1light agile, featly, feline, gracile, light, light-footed (also light-foot), lightsome, lissome (also lissom), lithe, lithesome, nimble, spryWords Related to 1light acrobatic, flexible, limber, loose-jointed, pliable, pliant, supple; adroit, deft, dexterous (also dextrous), light-fingered; fleet-footed, sure-footed; athletic, balletic, coordinatedNear Antonyms of 1light uncoordinated; inflexible, rigid, stiff; bungling, inept, maladroitAntonyms of 1light awkward, clumsy, gawky, graceless, klutzy, lumbering, ungainly, ungraceful

  5. 5 not harsh or stern especially in nature or effect light punishment to fit a minor offense Synonyms of 1light balmy, benign, bland, delicate, light, mellow, mild, nonabrasive, soft, soothing, tenderWords Related to 1light calm, pacific, peaceful, placid, quiet, serene, tranquil; clement, compassionate, easy, lenient, merciful; buffering, cushioning, emollient, softening; sleek, slick, smoothNear Antonyms of 1light exquisite, fierce, intense, powerful, severe; forceful, forcible, savage, violent; roughened, rugged, strong; abrading, irritating, roughening; grim, gruff, rude, stiff; heavy-handed, oppressive, pitiless, tyrannical (also tyrannic)Antonyms of 1light abrasive, caustic, coarse, hard, harsh, rough, scathing, stern, ungentle

  6. 6 resembling air in lightness the waves had an especially light foam at their crests because of the strong breeze Synonyms of 1light ethereal, fluffy, gossamer, gossamery, lightWords Related to 1light cobwebby, dainty, delicate, diaphanous, downy, feathery, flimsy, gauzelike, gauzy, insubstantial, tender, wispy; buoyant, lighter-than-air, lightweight, rarefied, unsubstantial, vaporous, weightless; cumulous, pillowyNear Antonyms of 1light firm, solid, substantial; bulky, burdensome, cumbersome, hefty, hulking, lumpish, ponderous, unwieldy, weightyAntonyms of 1light heavy, leaden


light

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of light

  1. 1 filled with much light the light, airy room is exceptionally cheerful Synonyms of 2light ablaze, alight, brightened, illuminated, illumined, light, lightsome, lit (or lighted)Words Related to 2light floodlit (also floodlighted), highlighted, spotlighted (or spotlit); ignited, kindled; moonlit, shiny, sunlit, sunny, sunshinyNear Antonyms of 2light gloomy, somber (or sombre), sunless; cloudy, murky, obscured, shadowlike, shadowy; gray (also grey), leaden, pale; lightproofAntonyms of 2light blackened, dark, darkened, darkish, darkling, dimmed, dusk, dusky, lightless, pitch-black, pitch-dark, tenebrous, unlit

  2. 2 lacking intensity of color we painted the walls a light blue Synonyms of 2light dull, dulled, faded, light, pastel, washed-out, washyWords Related to 2light flat, lackluster, lusterless, matte (also mat or matt); dim, faint; dirty, muddy; achromatic, colorless, uncolored, undyed, unpainted, unstained; blanched, bleached, washed, white, whitened; gray (also grey), indistinct, neutralNear Antonyms of 2light bright, brilliant, vibrant, vivid; chromatic, colored, dyed, painted, stained, tinged, tinted; colorful, motley, multicolored, polychromatic, polychrome, prismatic, rainbow, varicolored, variegated; flashy, garish, gaudy, loud, showy, splashyAntonyms of 2light dark, deep, gay, rich

  3. 3 of light complexion her light skin tends to freckle easily in the sun Synonyms of 2light lightWords Related to 2light ashen, ashy, pale, paled, palish, pallid, pasty, peaked, peaky, sallow, sallowish, wan, whiteAntonyms of 2light black, brunet (or brunette), dark, swart, swarthy


light

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of light

  1. 1 to set (something) on fire we lit the kindling before adding the heavier logs Synonyms of 1light enkindle, fire, ignite, inflame (also enflame), kindle, light, torchWords Related to 1light immolate; deflagrate; char, frizzle, scorch; bake, broil, cook; ash, cremate, incinerate, kiln; set off; brighten, illuminate, illumine, irradiate, lighten, radiate; scald, scathe, sear; reignite, rekindle, relight; bank, stokeNear Antonyms of 1light choke, smother, suffocate; stamp (out); blacken, darken, dim, dull, obscureAntonyms of 1light douse (also dowse), extinguish, put out, quench, snuff (out)

  2. 2 to supply with light the lights from the TV cameras will light this room as though it were high noon Synonyms of 1light bathe, beacon, emblaze, illume, illumine, irradiate, light, lightenWords Related to 1light brighten; beam, beat (down), radiate, shine; enhalo, halo; floodlight; highlight, spotlight; blaze, burn, fire, flame, glare, glow, ignite, incinerate, kindle; bedazzle, blind, daze, dazzle; gleam, glisten, glitterNear Antonyms of 1light dim, dull, obscure; cover, shroud, veil; douse (also dowse), extinguish, put out, quench, snuff (out)Antonyms of 1light blacken, darken, obfuscate


light

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of light

  1. 1 to come to rest after descending from the air the bird lit on the branch and began to sing Synonyms of 2light land, light, perch, roost, settle, touch downWords Related to 2light belly-land, crash-landNear Antonyms of 2light arise, ascend, climb, rise; float, fly, glide, plane, soar, wing; hang, hoverAntonyms of 2light blast off, take off

  2. 2 to come down from something (as a vehicle) he hurriedly lighted from the bus and started walking up the street Synonyms of 2light descend, disembark, dismount, get down, lightWords Related to 2light deplane, detrainNear Antonyms of 2light board, climb (aboard), get in, mount; enplane (also emplane), entrainAntonyms of 2light embark


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