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Antonyms for glare
glɛər

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. glare

    Light, strictly denoting a form of radiant energy, is used as a general term for any luminous effect discernible by the eye, from the faintest phosphorescence to the blaze of the noonday sun. A flame is both hot and luminous; if it contains few solid particles it will yield little light, tho it may afford intense heat, as in the case of a hydrogen-flame. A blaze is an extensive, brilliant flame. A flare is a wavering flame or blaze; a flash is a light that appears and disappears in an instant; as, a flash of lightning; the flash of gunpowder. The glare and glow are steady, the glare painfully bright, the glow subdued; as, the glare of torches; the glow of dying embers. Shine and shining refer to a steady or continuous emission of light; sheen is a faint shining, usually by reflection. Glimmer, glitter, and shimmer denote wavering light. We speak of the glimmer of distant lamps through the mist; of the shimmer of waves in sunlight or moonlight. A gleam is not wavering, but transient or intermittent; a sudden gleam of light came through the half-open door; a glitter is a hard light; as, the glitter of burnished arms. A sparkle is a sudden light, as of sparks thrown out; scintillation is the more exact and scientific term for the actual emission of sparks, also the figurative term for what suggests such emission; as, scintillations of wit or of genius. Twinkle and twinkling are used of the intermittent light of the fixed stars. Glistening is a shining as from a wet surface. Illumination is a wide-spread, brilliant light, as when all the windows of a house or of a street are lighted. The light of incandescence is intense and white like that from metal at a white heat.

    Antonyms:
    blackness, dark, darkness, dimness, dusk, gloom, gloominess, obscurity, shade, shadow

    Synonyms:
    blaze, flame, flare, flash, flicker, gleam, gleaming, glimmer, glistening, glistering, glitter, glow, illumination, incandescence, light, luster, scintillation, sheen, shimmer, shine, shining, sparkle, twinkle, twinkling

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. glare

    Antonyms:
    shimmer, scintillate, glitter, smoulder, glimmer, glisten, glister, sparkle, flash, flicker

    Synonyms:
    beam, shine, gleam, ray, radiate, glow

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. glare, blaze, brilliancenoun

    a light within the field of vision that is brighter than the brightness to which the eyes are adapted

    "a glare of sunlight"

    Synonyms:
    hell, grandeur, genius, blazing, glower, spotlight, splendor, limelight, magnificence, brilliance, grandness, splendour, public eye, blaze

  2. glare, glowernoun

    an angry stare

    Synonyms:
    glower, spotlight, limelight, brilliance, blaze, public eye

  3. limelight, spotlight, glare, public eyeverb

    a focus of public attention

    "he enjoyed being in the limelight"; "when Congress investigates it brings the full glare of publicity to the agency"

    Synonyms:
    spot, calcium light, spotlight, glower, limelight, brilliance, public eye, blaze

  4. glower, glareverb

    look at with a fixed gaze

    "The girl glared at the man who tried to make a pass at her"

    Synonyms:
    glower, lower, frown, lour

  5. glareverb

    be sharply reflected

    "The moon glared back at itself from the lake's surface"

    Synonyms:
    glower

  6. glareverb

    shine intensely

    "The sun glared down on us"

    Synonyms:
    glower

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. glareverb

    Synonyms:
    glitter, glisten, dazzle, frown, glower

How to use glare in a sentence?

  1. Naked Gun From the Files of Police Squad:

    Frank oh, say can you see, buy the dawn's early light, what so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming. who's bright strips and broad stars, in the parelious night, o'er the rampart's we watched, as the da da, da, da, da, da, and the rocket's red glare, lots of bombs in the air, gave proof to the night, that we still had a flag, oh say does that spangle banner wave, over all-l-l-l-l that's free, over the home, of the land, and the land of the free

  2. Anuj Somany:

    It is good to ask question to seek answer as solution, but not to a person who is a self-styled guru or god-man enjoying often media glare and attention.

  3. Jeh Johnson:

    Director Clancy and I must fight to protect( the agents) against the visibility, public glare, and inevitable second-guessing, of a congressional hearing. I hope Chairman Chaffetz appreciates this.

  4. Thomas Ullmann:

    Jurors are looking the entire time, some glare and stare at the defendant the entire trial.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    The charity is done only in the condition of anonymity, but if being done in public or media glare then someone is seeking, directly or indirectly, publicity.

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    A synonym for "drooping"
    • A. upright
    • B. sagging
    • C. erect
    • D. tense

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