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wink

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of wink

  1. 1 a short sleep I wasn't able to catch a wink during the entire flight Synonyms catnap, doze, drowse, forty winks, kip [chiefly British], siesta, snooze, napRelated Words repose, rest; slumber; bed

  2. 2 a very small space of time I turned to look away, and in a wink he was gone Synonyms beat, eyeblink, flash, heartbeat, jiff, jiffy, minute, moment, nanosecond, New York minute, second, shake, split second, trice, twinkle, twinkling, instantRelated Words microsecond; snatch, spurtNear Antonyms aeon (or eon), age, eternity, forever; infinity, lifetime


wink

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of wink

  1. 1 to rapidly open and close one's eyes she winked several times to get the dust and grit out of her eyes Synonyms blink Related Words bat, flutter; squint

  2. 2 to shine with light at regular intervals a lighthouse was winking in the distance Synonyms flash, twinkle, blinkRelated Words coruscate, flare, flicker, glance, glimmer, glint, glisten, glister, glitter, scintillate, shimmer, spangle, spark, sparkle

  3. 3 to shoot forth bursts of light fireflies winking in the darkness beyond our campfire Synonyms coruscate, flame, glance, gleam, glimmer, glint, glisten, glister, glitter, luster (or lustre), scintillate, shimmer, spangle, sparkle, twinkle, flash, winkleRelated Words beam, radiate, shine; bedazzle, blind, daze, dazzle; blaze, burn, flare, glare, glow

  4. 4 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 Synonyms conniveRelated Words brush (aside or off), condone, disregard, excuse, forgive, gloss (over), gloze (over), ignore, overlook, pardon, pass over, shrug off, tolerateNear Antonyms disapprove (of), frown (on or upon); deny, disallow, refuse


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