View definitions for burnished


adjective as in bronze

adjective as in glassy

adjective as in glazed

adjective as in gleaming

adjective as in glistening

adjective as in glossy

adjective as in polished

adjective as in shiny

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Example Sentences

As a kid, you'd admired pictures of knights in burnished suits of armor.

We can never know how much of this was innate in him, or how much of was shaped and burnished in a dark, solitary cell.

There was a once-grand dining room with mirrored walls and burnished chandeliers.

The Florida senator further burnished his presidential cred on a visit to Israel this week.

McQueen's connection to the working class was a truth burnished by mythology.

They carried spears that flashed and glittered in the sun, as did their burnished shields and helmets.

Then again she brushed and brushed, until the ripply mass shone like unto burnished gold.

Tik-tok moved by clockwork, and was made all of burnished copper.

In places it was wholly metal, smooth and shining like burnished copper.

The helmet, though burnished and adorned with a horse's tail, had the unmistakable outlines of a copper kettle.


On this page you'll find 400 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to burnished, such as: blazing, brilliant, dazzling, flashing, glistening, and glittering.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.