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shine

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of shine

  1. 1 brightness created by light reflected from a surface the troop inspector insisted on nothing less than a dazzling shine from every pair of shoes in the line of review Synonyms of shine burnish, gloss, luminance, luster (or lustre), polish, sheen Words Related to shine glare, gleam, glimmer, glint, glisten, glow, shimmer; blink, flicker, sparkle, twinkle; illumination, irradiation; iridescence, luminescence; brilliance, luminosity, radiance, radiancy, refulgence; finish, glaze Near Antonyms of shine dimness, dinginess, dirtiness, drabness, dullness (also dulness), flatness; grayness, paleness; cloudiness, gloom, murkiness, obscureness, obscurity, somberness

  2. 2 the steady giving off of the form of radiation that makes vision possible by the shine of the full moon we could see the rabbit helping himself to our garden vegetables Synonyms of shine blaze, flare, fluorescence, glare, gleam, glow, illumination, incandescence, luminescence, radiance, lightWords Related to shine 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 shine blackness, dark, darkness, dimness, dusk, duskiness, gloom, night, shadow

  3. 3 positive regard for something took quite a shine to the new neighbors Synonyms of shine appetite, fancy, favor, fondness, like, love, love affair, partiality, preference, relish, liking, taste, useWords Related to shine craving, desire, hankering, longing, thirst, yen; enthusiasm, gusto, interest, passion; bias, prejudice; bent, inclination, leaning, propensity, tendency; tooth; palate; weaknessNear Antonyms of shine apathy, disinclination; indifference, unconcernAntonyms of shine aversion, disfavor, disgust, dislike, distaste, hatred, loathing, mislike

  4. 4 usually shines pl  a playful or mischievous act intended as a joke the shines they pulled at summer camp have become embellished with each retelling Synonyms of shine antic, caper, capriccio, dido, escapade, frolic, gag, jest, knavery, monkeyshine(s), practical joke, rag [chiefly British], roguery, shavie [Scottish], prank(s), trick, waggeryWords Related to shine skylarking; adventure, experience, game, lark, time; high jinks (also hijinks), horseplay, play, roughhousing, rowdyism; shenanigan(s), tomfoolery; joking, kidding, teasing; gambit, hoax, maneuver, ploy; deed, feat, mission, performance, stunt; caprice, conceit, fancy, vagary, whim, whimsy (also whimsey); deceit, deception, delusion, fooling, fraud, hanky-panky, hoodwinking, ruse, sham, stratagem, subterfuge, trickery, wile


shine

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of shine

  1. 1 to emit rays of light the sun appears to shine particularly brightly in summer because that is when it's closest to the Earth Synonyms of shine beam, radiate, ray Words Related to shine blaze, burn, fire, flame, gleam, glimmer, glint, glisten, glister, glitter, glow, luminesce, sheen, shimmer; blink, coruscate, flare, flash, flicker, luster (or lustre), scintillate, spangle, sparkle, twinkle, wink, winkle; beat (down), glare; brighten, illuminate, illumine, irradiate, light, lighten; bedazzle, blind, daze, dazzle Near Antonyms of shine blacken, darken; lower (also lour)

  2. 2 to make smooth or glossy usually by repeatedly applying surface pressure the salesman shined his shoes every morning before leaving the house Synonyms of shine buff, burnish, dress, furbish, gloss, grind, rub, polish, smooth, smoothenWords Related to shine sleek, slick; coat, glaze, japan, lacquer, varnish; face, finish, veneer; brighten; file, rasp, sand, sandblast, sandpaper, scour, scrape, scrub; bob, bone, lapNear Antonyms of shine rough (up), roughen, ruffle, scuff (up)



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