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

1 sense of shining

Sense 1
shining, polishing -- (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")
       => work -- (activity directed toward making or doing something; "she checked several points needing further work")

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

10 senses of shine

Sense 1
reflect, shine -- (be bright by reflecting or casting light; "Drive carefully--the wet road reflects")
       => 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
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
glitter, glisten, glint, gleam, shine -- (be shiny, as if wet; "His eyes were glistening")
       => 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 4
shine -- (be distinguished or eminent; "His talent shines")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 5
shine -- (be clear and obvious; "A shining example")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 6
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 7
shine -- (throw or flash the light of (a lamp); "Shine the light on that window, please")

Sense 8
fall, shine, strike -- (touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly; "Light fell on her face"; "The sun shone on the fields"; "The light struck the golden necklace"; "A strange sound struck my ears")
       => happen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take place -- (come to pass; "What is happening?"; "The meeting took place off without an incidence"; "Nothing occurred that seemed important")

Sense 9
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")

Sense 10
polish, smooth, smoothen, shine -- (make (a surface) shine; "shine the silver, please"; "polish my shoes")
       => fancify, beautify, embellish, prettify -- (make more beautiful)

Antonyms of adj shining

3 senses of shining

Sense 1
shining -- (marked by exceptional merit; "had shining virtues and few faults"; "a shining example")

INDIRECT (VIA superior) -> inferior -- (of low or inferior quality)

Sense 2
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")

Sense 3
glistening, glossy, lustrous, sheeny, shiny, shining -- (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")

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 shining

3 senses of shining

Sense 1
shining -- (marked by exceptional merit; "had shining virtues and few faults"; "a shining example")
       => superior (vs. inferior) -- (of high or superior quality or performance; "superior wisdom derived from experience"; "superior math students")

Sense 2
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")

Sense 3
glistening, glossy, lustrous, sheeny, shiny, shining -- (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")
       => 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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