Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun blinking

1 sense of blinking

Sense 1
blink, eye blink, blinking, wink, winking, nictitation, nictation -- (a reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly)
       => reflex, reflex response, reflex action, instinctive reflex, innate reflex, inborn reflex, unconditioned reflex, physiological reaction -- (an automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus)

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

3 senses of blink

Sense 1
blink, wink, nictitate, nictate -- (briefly shut the eyes; "The TV announcer never seems to blink")
       => act involuntarily, act reflexively -- (act in an uncontrolled manner)

Sense 2
wink, blink, blink away -- (force to go away by blinking; "blink away tears")
       => suppress, stamp down, inhibit, subdue, conquer, curb -- (to put down by force or authority; "suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires")

Sense 3
flash, blink, wink, twinkle, winkle -- (gleam or glow intermittently; "The lights were flashing")
       => radiate -- (cause to be seen by emitting light as if in rays; "The sun is radiating")

Antonyms of adj blinking

2 senses of blinking

Sense 1
blinking, winking -- (closing the eyes intermittently and rapidly; "he stood blinking in the bright sunlight")

INDIRECT (VIA closed) -> open, opened -- (used of mouth or eyes; "keep your eyes open"; "his mouth slightly opened")

Sense 2
bally (prenominal), blinking (prenominal), bloody (prenominal), blooming (prenominal), crashing (prenominal), flaming (prenominal), fucking (prenominal) -- (informal intensifiers; "what a bally (or blinking) nuisance"; "a bloody fool"; "a crashing bore"; "you flaming idiot")

INDIRECT (VIA unmitigated) -> mitigated -- (made less severe or intense; "he gladly accepted the mitigated penalty")

Similarity of adj blinking

2 senses of blinking

Sense 1
blinking, winking -- (closing the eyes intermittently and rapidly; "he stood blinking in the bright sunlight")
       => closed (vs. open), shut -- (used especially of mouth or eyes; "he sat quietly with closed eyes"; "his eyes were shut against the sunlight")

Sense 2
bally (prenominal), blinking (prenominal), bloody (prenominal), blooming (prenominal), crashing (prenominal), flaming (prenominal), fucking (prenominal) -- (informal intensifiers; "what a bally (or blinking) nuisance"; "a bloody fool"; "a crashing bore"; "you flaming idiot")
       => unmitigated (vs. mitigated) -- (not diminished or moderated in intensity or severity; sometimes used as an intensifier; "unmitigated suffering"; "an unmitigated horror"; "an unmitigated lie")

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