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

5 senses of scintillate

Sense 1
scintillate -- (give off; "the substance scintillated sparks and flashes")
       => emit, give out, give off -- (give off, send forth, or discharge; as of light, heat, or radiation, vapor, etc.; "The ozone layer blocks some harmful rays which the sun emits")

Sense 2
sparkle, scintillate, coruscate -- (reflect brightly; "Unquarried marble sparkled on the hillside")
       => reflect, shine -- (be bright by reflecting or casting light; "Drive carefully--the wet road reflects")

Sense 3
twinkle, winkle, scintillate -- (emit or reflect light in a flickering manner; "Does a constellation twinkle more brightly than a single star?")
       => 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 4
scintillate -- (physics: fluoresce momentarily when struck by a charged particle or high-energy photon; "the phosphor fluoresced")
       => fluoresce -- (exhibit or undergo fluorescence)

Sense 5
sparkle, scintillate, coruscate -- (be lively or brilliant or exhibit virtuosity; "The musical performance sparkled"; "A scintillating conversation"; "his playing coruscated throughout the concert hall")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Antonyms of adj scintillating

3 senses of scintillating

Sense 1
scintillating -- (brilliantly clever; "scintillating wit"; "a play full of scintillating dialogue")

INDIRECT (VIA intelligent) -> unintelligent, stupid -- (lacking intelligence; "a dull job with lazy and unintelligent co-workers")

Sense 2
bubbling, effervescent, frothy, scintillating, sparkly -- (marked by high spirits or excitement; "his fertile effervescent mind"; "scintillating personality"; "a row of sparkly cheerleaders")

INDIRECT (VIA lively) -> dull -- (lacking in liveliness or animation; "he was so dull at parties"; "a dull political campaign"; "a large dull impassive man"; "dull days with nothing to do"; "how dull and dreary the world is"; "fell back into one of her dull moods")

Sense 3
aglitter (predicate), coruscant, fulgid, glinting, glistering, glittering, glittery, scintillant, scintillating, sparkly -- (having brief brilliant points or flashes of light; "bugle beads all aglitter"; "glinting eyes"; "glinting water"; "his glittering eyes were cold and malevolent"; "shop window full of glittering Christmas trees"; "glittery costume jewelry"; "scintillant mica"; "the scintillating stars"; "a dress with sparkly sequins"; "`glistering' is an archaic term")

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 scintillating

3 senses of scintillating

Sense 1
scintillating -- (brilliantly clever; "scintillating wit"; "a play full of scintillating dialogue")
       => intelligent (vs. unintelligent) -- (having the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree; "is there intelligent life in the universe?"; "an intelligent question")

Sense 2
bubbling, effervescent, frothy, scintillating, sparkly -- (marked by high spirits or excitement; "his fertile effervescent mind"; "scintillating personality"; "a row of sparkly cheerleaders")
       => lively (vs. dull) -- (full of life and energy; "a lively discussion"; "lively and attractive parents"; "a lively party")

Sense 3
aglitter (predicate), coruscant, fulgid, glinting, glistering, glittering, glittery, scintillant, scintillating, sparkly -- (having brief brilliant points or flashes of light; "bugle beads all aglitter"; "glinting eyes"; "glinting water"; "his glittering eyes were cold and malevolent"; "shop window full of glittering Christmas trees"; "glittery costume jewelry"; "scintillant mica"; "the scintillating stars"; "a dress with sparkly sequins"; "`glistering' is an archaic term")
       => 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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