Synonyms and Antonyms of wink
to rapidly open and close one's eyes
- She winked several times to get the dust and grit out of her eyes.
to shine with light at regular intervals
- a lighthouse was winking in the distance
coruscate, flare, flicker, glance, glimmer, glint, glisten, glister, glitter, scintillate, shimmer, spangle, spark, sparkle
to shoot forth bursts of light
- fireflies winking in the darkness beyond our campfire
coruscate, flame, flash, glance, gleam, glimmer, glint, glisten, glister, glitter, luster (or lustre), scintillate, shimmer, spangle, sparkle, twinkle, winkle
to secretly sympathize with or pretend ignorance of something improper or unlawful
- The whole sporting world seems to wink as untold sums are bet on the outcome of the Super Bowl.
brush (aside or off), condone, disregard, excuse, forgive, gloss (over), gloze (over), ignore, overlook, pardon, pass over, shrug off, tolerate