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

1 sense of burnish

Sense 1
buff, burnish, furbish -- (polish and make shiny; "buff the wooden floors"; "buff my shoes")
       => polish, smooth, smoothen, shine -- (make (a surface) shine; "shine the silver, please"; "polish my shoes")

Antonyms of adj burnished

1 sense of burnished

Sense 1
bright, burnished, lustrous, shining, shiny -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA polished) -> unpolished -- (not carefully reworked or perfected or made smooth by polishing; "dull unpolished shoes")

Similarity of adj burnished

1 sense of burnished

Sense 1
bright, burnished, lustrous, shining, shiny -- (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")
       => polished (vs. unpolished) -- (perfected or made shiny and smooth; "his polished prose"; "in a freshly ironed dress and polished shoes"; "freshly polished silver")

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