shine synonyms

Here's a list of possible synonyms and antonyms 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, shine, radiance, glow, glowing, radiancy

  2. reflect, shine(verb)

    be bright by reflecting or casting light

    Synonyms:
    smooth, shine, 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

    Synonyms:
    smooth, shine, 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

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

  5. shine(verb)

    be distinguished or eminent

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

  6. shine(verb)

    be clear and obvious

    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

    Synonyms:
    smooth, shine, 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)

    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

    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, shine, 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

    Synonyms:
    smooth, shine, 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

    Synonyms:
    smooth, shine, 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.

    Synonyms:
    excel, brilliance, splendor

  4. shine(verb)

    Shoeshine.

    Synonyms:
    shoeshine

  5. shine(noun)

    Sunshine.

    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.

    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

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

Editors Contribution

  1. zazzle

    to shine; to give off a strong glow

    her enthusiastic personality can really zazzle when she is being her true self.

    Submitted by anonymous on July 20, 2020

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. shine(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    beam, radiate, glitter, glisten, glow, blaze, be bright, be brilliant, emit rays of light

  2. shine(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    be eminent, be distinguished, be conspicuous

  3. shine(n.)

    Synonyms:
    fair weather

  4. shine(n.)

    Synonyms:
    brightness, splendor, lustre, brilliancy, polish, gloss

  5. shine(n.)

    Synonyms:
    [colloquial, U. S.] liking, fancy

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

glow, glisten, brightness, shard, twinkle, shining, sparkle, shone



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