Synonyms for (noun) shining

Synonyms: shining, polishing

Definition: the work of making something smooth and shiny by rubbing or waxing it

Usage: the shining of shoes provided a meager living; every Sunday he gave his car a good polishing

Similar words: work

Definition: activity directed toward making or doing something

Usage: she checked several points needing further work

Synonyms for (adjective) shining

Synonyms: glistening, glossy, lustrous, sheeny, shining, shiny

Definition: reflecting light

Usage: 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

Similar words: bright

Definition: emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts

Usage: the sun was bright and hot; a bright sunlit room


Synonyms: bright, burnished, shining, shiny, lustrous

Definition: made smooth and bright by or as if by rubbing; reflecting a sheen or glow

Usage: 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

Similar words: polished

Definition: perfected or made shiny and smooth

Usage: his polished prose; in a freshly ironed dress and polished shoes; freshly polished silver


Synonyms: shining

Definition: marked by exceptional merit

Usage: had shining virtues and few faults; a shining example

Similar words: superior

Definition: of high or superior quality or performance

Usage: superior wisdom derived from experience; superior math students