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ˈʃaɪ nɪŋshin·ing

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English Synonyms and Antonyms3.0 / 1 vote

  1. shining

    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, shine, sparkle, twinkle, twinkling

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

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. shining, polishingadjective

    the work of making something smooth and shiny by rubbing or waxing it

    "the shining of shoes provided a meager living"; "every Sunday he gave his car a good polishing"

    Synonyms:
    polishing

    Antonyms:
    inferior, dull, unpolished

  2. shiningadjective

    marked by exceptional merit

    "had shining virtues and few faults"; "a shining example"

    Synonyms:
    burnished, glistening, glossy, bright, lustrous, shiny

    Antonyms:
    unpolished, inferior, dull

  3. bright, burnished, lustrous, shining, shinyadjective

    made smooth and bright by or as if by rubbing; reflecting a sheen or glow

    "bright silver candlesticks"; "a burnished brass knocker"; "she brushed her hair until it fell in lustrous auburn waves"; "rows of shining glasses"; "shiny black patents"

    Synonyms:
    smart, hopeful, vivid, promising, glistening, shiny, undimmed, bright, glossy, glazed, brilliant, lustrous, burnished

    Antonyms:
    dull, inferior, unpolished

  4. glistening, glossy, lustrous, sheeny, shiny, shiningadjective

    reflecting light

    "glistening bodies of swimmers"; "the horse's glossy coat"; "lustrous auburn hair"; "saw the moon like a shiny dime on a deep blue velvet carpet"; "shining white enamel"

    Synonyms:
    glistening, showy, calendered, glazed, shiny, bright, glossy, burnished, lustrous

    Antonyms:
    unpolished, inferior, dull

Editors Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  1. glimmering

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. shiningadjective

    Synonyms:
    beaming, glittering, radiant, resplendent, effulgent, glowing, lucid, luminous, BRIGHT, shiny

  2. shiningadjective

    Synonyms:
    illustrious, splendid, conspicuous, distinguished

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. shiningadjective

    Synonyms:
    radiant, beaming, lustrous, luminous, glowing, brilliant, lucent, bright, sleek, glazed, glistening, splendent, resplendent, glossy, shiny, conspicuous, noticeable

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "shining":

    brilliant, gloss, bright, shine, glossy

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How to use shining in a sentence?

  1. President Barack Obama:

    That's when we're the shining light on the hill.

  2. Charles Kingsley:

    Look at the bow in the cloud, in the very rain itself. That is a sign that the sun, though you cannot see it, is shining still -- that up above beyond the cloud is still sunlight and warmth and cloudless blue sky.

  3. Gift Gugu Mona:

    The love of God is ever shining, everlasting and never failing. He is a great God after all.

  4. Quinn Nystrom:

    I've seen the criticism from people( on social media), saying this is a publicity stunt, but I really don't give a s ** t. Because for the Type I diabetes community and for the 7.5 million Americans who depend on insulin, this is the biggest thing, today, that has happened to the insulin crisis, by shining a light on this topic.

  5. Ben Kingsley:

    It was a pleasure working with Aishwarya in The Last Legion (2007), and her fans are in for a big surprise. She is an excellent and outstanding actor. She is a shining example of beauty from India, and I'm sure we will be seeing her in more Hollywood movies real soon.


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