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Synonyms for glare
glɛərglare

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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.

    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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. glare

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

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

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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. glareverb

    Synonyms:
    flare, dazzle, glitter, glisten, gleam, sparkle

  2. glareverb

    Synonyms:
    glower, look fierce, look black

  3. glarenoun

    Synonyms:
    glitter, flare, dazzling light

  4. glarenoun

    Synonyms:
    fierce look

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. glareverb

    Synonyms:
    glitter, glisten, dazzle, frown, glower

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "glare":

    dazzle, awe, reflection, shard, brightness, glow, sun

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How to use glare in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    A person who burns from inside like the sun or a lamp can be a guiding light into others life and its luminous flux decides as how much a preacher’s life is right; and the people who can’t or don’t, seem bright only to those who have mere eyesight without a vision inside but just a minuscule glare.

  3. Perry Stimpson:

    Now in the glare of scrutiny from regulators these activities look wrong. But at the time they were market convention.

  4. Thomas Ullmann:

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

  5. Pakorn Areekul:

    We'll go and meet people face-to-face but we'll do this away from the media glare, there are a great many people who remain undecided.


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