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Antonyms for shine
ʃaɪn

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term shine.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. radiance, radiancy, shine, effulgence, refulgence, refulgency(verb)

    the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light

    Synonyms:
    refulgence, refulgency, effulgence, radiance, glow, glowing, radiancy

  2. reflect, shine(verb)

    be bright by reflecting or casting light

    "Drive carefully--the wet road reflects"

    Synonyms:
    smooth, contemplate, speculate, radiate, strike, glisten, reflect, chew over, glitter, excogitate, gleam, beam, smoothen, mull over, think over, polish, ponder, muse, ruminate, glow, meditate, glint, fall, reverberate, mull

  3. shine, beam(verb)

    emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light

    "The sun shone bright that day"; "The fire beamed on their faces"

    Synonyms:
    smooth, beam, smoothen, polish, reflect, broadcast, glitter, air, gleam, transmit, strike, glint, fall, glisten, glow, send, radiate

  4. glitter, glisten, glint, gleam, shine(verb)

    be shiny, as if wet

    "His eyes were glistening"

    Synonyms:
    smooth, beam, glimmer, peek, radiate, polish, reflect, glance, smoothen, glitter, gleam, strike, glint, fall, glisten, glow

  5. shine(verb)

    be distinguished or eminent

    "His talent shines"

    Synonyms:
    radiate, fall, glisten, glint, strike, beam, reflect, smoothen, gleam, polish, smooth, glow, glitter

  6. shine(verb)

    be clear and obvious

    "A shining example"

    Synonyms:
    radiate, fall, glisten, glint, strike, beam, reflect, smoothen, gleam, polish, smooth, glow, glitter

  7. glow, beam, radiate, shine(verb)

    have a complexion with a strong bright color, such as red or pink

    "Her face glowed when she came out of the sauna"

    Synonyms:
    smooth, beam, reflect, diversify, ray, radiate, strike, burn, broadcast, smoothen, glitter, air, polish, gleam, transmit, glint, fall, glisten, glow, send

  8. shine(verb)

    throw or flash the light of (a lamp)

    "Shine the light on that window, please"

    Synonyms:
    radiate, fall, glisten, glint, strike, beam, reflect, smoothen, gleam, polish, smooth, glow, glitter

  9. fall, shine, strike(verb)

    touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly

    "Light fell on her face"; "The sun shone on the fields"; "The light struck the golden necklace"; "A strange sound struck my ears"

    Synonyms:
    reflect, settle, beam, excise, descend, fall down, lessen, decrease, hit, radiate, attain, return, glisten, fall upon, chance on, go down, take, diminish, flow, glow, strike, chance upon, move, come down, assume, devolve, coin, fall, walk out, impinge on, affect, run into, scratch, happen upon, glint, pass, smooth, gleam, accrue, mint, strickle, impress, hang, come across, take up, come to, come, expunge, come upon, precipitate, glitter, collide with, light upon, smoothen, light, discover, polish

  10. glow, beam, radiate, shine(verb)

    experience a feeling of well-being or happiness, as from good health or an intense emotion

    "She was beaming with joy"; "Her face radiated with happiness"

    Synonyms:
    smooth, beam, reflect, diversify, ray, radiate, strike, burn, broadcast, smoothen, glitter, air, polish, gleam, transmit, glint, fall, glisten, glow, send

  11. polish, smooth, smoothen, shine(verb)

    make (a surface) shine

    "shine the silver, please"; "polish my shoes"

    Synonyms:
    smooth, polish up, smoothen, polish, strike, reflect, glow, gleam, down, beam, fine-tune, glitter, brush up, refine, radiate, glint, fall, glisten, smooth out, round, round off

Wiktionary

  1. shine(verb)

    To emit light.

    Synonyms:
    radiate, glow, beam, refulgency, refulgence, radiance, radiancy, effulgence

  2. shine(verb)

    Brightness from reflected light.

    Synonyms:
    glitter, glint, reflect, gleam, glisten, luster

  3. shine(noun)

    Excellence in quality or appearance.

    My nephew tried other sports before deciding on football, which he shined at right away, quickly becoming the star of his school team.

    Synonyms:
    excel, brilliance, splendor

  4. shine(verb)

    Shoeshine.

    Synonyms:
    shoeshine

  5. shine(noun)

    Sunshine.

    He shined my shoes until they were polished smooth and gleaming.

    Synonyms:
    smoothen, polish, smooth, sunshine

  6. shine(noun)

    Moonshine.

    Synonyms:
    moonshine

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. shine

    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, glare, gleam, gleaming, glimmer, glistening, glistering, glitter, glow, illumination, incandescence, light, luster, scintillation, sheen, shimmer, shining, sparkle, twinkle, twinkling

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. shine

    Antonyms:
    fade, wane, loom, glimmer, gleam, fail

    Synonyms:
    beam, brighten, gleam, give, light, glow, sparkle, glitter, radiate, glisten, excel

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. shine(n)

    Synonyms:
    luster, polish, gloss, sheen, radiance, resplendence, brilliancy, lucency, glaze

  2. shine(n)

    Synonyms:
    (Slang) liking, fancy, caper, antic, dido

  3. shine(v)

    Synonyms:
    beam, radiate, gleam, irradiate, glisten, glow, glitter, flare, glare, excel, surpass, polish

How to use shine in a sentence?

  1. Anti-War Poster:

    Let the sun shine in.

  2. Sir Kristian Goldmund Aumann:

    Quietly, almost a breath, an angel touched you by the hand - your heart, he made it shine in the times of hope.

  3. Pope Francis:

    In that moment I thought about what I would do: Either I insult them and give them a kick where the sun doesn't shine or I play the fool.

  4. RVM:

    Don't just follow the line. To be a Star-Shine!

  5. Lori McKenna:

    I know as an artist that I don’t have the accessibility to have ever given the song what he has given it, to ever really give other people the chance to hear it. For someone to take something that you wrote and just shine it so bright like that, it sort of makes it as much his song, if not more, than me … I feel like it’s been such a gift for him to be able to share it with the people the way he has. I’m just blessed that I’m part of it, to be honest.

How to pronounce shine?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say shine in sign language?

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