Antonyms of adj shiny

3 senses of shiny

Sense 1
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")

Sense 2
glazed (vs. unglazed), shiny -- (having a shiny surface or coating; "glazed fabrics"; "glazed doughnuts")


Sense 3
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 shiny

3 senses of shiny

Sense 1
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")

Sense 2
glazed (vs. unglazed), shiny -- (having a shiny surface or coating; "glazed fabrics"; "glazed doughnuts")
       => glassy, vitreous, vitrified -- ((of ceramics) having the surface made shiny and nonporous by fusing a vitreous solution to it; "glazed pottery"; "glassy porcelain"; "hard vitreous china used for plumbing fixtures")
       => glass-like -- (resembling glass)
       => glossy, calendered -- ((of paper and fabric and leather) having a surface made smooth and glossy especially by pressing between rollers; "calendered paper"; "glossy paper")
       => icy -- (shiny and slick as with a thin coating of ice; "roads and trees glazed with an icy film")

Sense 3
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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