Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb beam

6 senses of beam

Sense 1
beam -- (smile radiantly; express joy through one's facial expression)
       => smile -- (change one's facial expression by spreading the lips, often to signal pleasure)

Sense 2
shine, beam -- (emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light; "The sun shone bright that day"; "The fire beamed on their faces")

Sense 3
beam -- (express with a beaming face or smile; "he beamed his approval")
       => express, show, evince -- (give expression to; "She showed her disappointment")

Sense 4
air, send, broadcast, beam, transmit -- (broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television; "We cannot air this X-rated song")
       => publicize, publicise, air, bare -- (make public; "She aired her opinions on welfare")

Sense 5
glow, beam, radiate, shine -- (have a complexion with a strong bright color, such as red or pink; "Her face glowed when she came out of the sauna")
       => look, appear, seem -- (give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect; "She seems to be sleeping"; "This appears to be a very difficult problem"; "This project looks fishy"; "They appeared like people who had not eaten or slept for a long time")

Sense 6
glow, beam, radiate, shine -- (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")
       => feel, experience -- (undergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind; "She felt resentful"; "He felt regret")

Antonyms of adj beaming

3 senses of beaming

Sense 1
beaming, glad -- (cheerful and bright; "a beaming smile"; "a glad May morning")

INDIRECT (VIA cheerful) -> depressing, cheerless, uncheerful -- (causing sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy; "the economic outlook is depressing"; "something cheerless about the room"; "a moody and uncheerful person"; "an uncheerful place")

Sense 2
beaming -- (pleased and proud; "beaming parents")

INDIRECT (VIA proud) -> humble -- (marked by meekness or modesty; not arrogant or prideful; "a humble apology"; "essentially humble...and self-effacing, he achieved the highest formal honors and distinctions"- B.K.Malinowski)

Sense 3
beaming, beamy, effulgent, radiant, refulgent -- (radiating or as if radiating light; "the beaming sun"; "the effulgent daffodils"; "a radiant sunrise"; "a refulgent sunset")

INDIRECT (VIA bright) -> dull -- (emitting or reflecting very little light; "a dull glow"; "dull silver badly in need of a polish"; "a dull sky")

Similarity of adj beaming

3 senses of beaming

Sense 1
beaming, glad -- (cheerful and bright; "a beaming smile"; "a glad May morning")
       => cheerful (vs. depressing) -- (being full of or promoting cheer; having or showing good spirits; "her cheerful nature"; "a cheerful greeting"; "a cheerful room"; "as cheerful as anyone confined to a hospital bed could be")

Sense 2
beaming -- (pleased and proud; "beaming parents")
       => proud (vs. humble) -- (feeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure your self-worth; or being a reason for pride; "proud parents"; "proud of his accomplishments"; "a proud moment"; "proud to serve his country"; "a proud name"; "proud princes")

Sense 3
beaming, beamy, effulgent, radiant, refulgent -- (radiating or as if radiating light; "the beaming sun"; "the effulgent daffodils"; "a radiant sunrise"; "a refulgent sunset")
       => bright (vs. dull) -- (emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts; "the sun was bright and hot"; "a bright sunlit room")

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