Synonyms of shining in English:

shining


See definition of shining

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