Synonyms of shining in English:

shining


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adjective

1‘a shining expanse of water’

SYNONYMS
gleaming, bright, illuminated, lit, lighted, ablaze, brilliant, lustrous, glowing, glinting, sparkling, coruscating, twinkling, flickering, glittering, glistening, shimmering, flashing, dazzling, glaring, luminous, luminescent, incandescent, phosphorescent, fluorescent
literary glistering, irradiant, lucent, lucid, lambent
rare effulgent, refulgent, fulgurating
ANTONYMS

dark

2‘she had an eager, shining face’

SYNONYMS
glowing, beaming, radiant, blooming, healthy, happy
ANTONYMS

gloomy

3‘a new folding chair made of shining chromium tubes’

SYNONYMS
shiny, bright, polished, burnished, gleaming, glossy, glassy, satiny, sheeny, lustrous, smooth
rare nitid
ANTONYMS

matt


Phrases

    a shining example

    ‘a shining example of British enterprise’


    SYNONYMS
    paragon, model, epitome, archetype, ideal, exemplar, nonpareil, paradigm, embodiment, personification, quintessence, standard, prototype, apotheosis, the crème de la crème, the beau idéal, acme, jewel, gem, flower, angel, treasure, an outstanding example, a perfect example of its kind
    informal one in a million, the bee's knees, something else, the tops
    archaic a nonesuch
    ANTONYMS

    poor example