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  • verbilluminate
  • verbreduce weight, load
  • verbcheer up; inspire

synonyms for lightening

  • brighten
  • light up
  • flash
  • gleam
  • illume
  • irradiate
  • light
  • shine
  • become light
  • make bright
See also synonyms for: lightenings
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antonyms for lightening

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  • dull
  • blacken
  • bring down
  • burden
  • darken
  • depress
  • dim
  • upset
  • weigh down
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How to use lightening in a sentence

The organization runs programs to educate young girls of color about online safety, healthy digital behaviors, and the dangers of physical skin lightening.
HOW DIGITAL BEAUTY FILTERS PERPETUATE COLORISMTATE RYAN-MOSLEYAUGUST 15, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Few people are willing to admit or speak openly about this aspect of their skin care regimen, as it is generally frowned upon by society even as the lighter skin that one is born with or comes as a result of skin lightening is elevated in society.
THE SKIN LIGHTENING BUSINESS IS BOOMING IN KENYA—THOUGH NO ONE WILL ADMIT ITKANG-CHUN CHENGAUGUST 11, 2021QUARTZ
It was as if some spirit that had breathed on him, sustaining him, lightening his incipient heaviness, had been removed.
THE CREATORSMAY SINCLAIR
Michael sighed under a faint lightening of his load, and Stella came up to him engagingly to slip her arm into his.
SINISTER STREET, VOL. 1COMPTON MACKENZIE
He pointed with shaking fingers away toward the east, where a faint gleam of daylight was lightening the sky.
THE NEW TENANTE. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM
May God forbid, that after all these years of darkness you should play me false now when the dawn is already lightening the sky.
MYSTERIOUS MR. SABINE. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM
A soft grey twilight rested upon the sea; darker and blacker the waters seemed just then by contrast with the lightening skies.
MYSTERIOUS MR. SABINE. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM
He put him up to all the little tricks of the native customers, and showed him innumerable dodges for lightening his own labour.
THE LUCK OF GERARD RIDGELEYBERTRAM MITFORD
Lotus led the first round, with Sea Maiden a close second, but the wind gradually lightening, Lotus increased her lead.
THE SPORTSWOMAN'S LIBRARY, V. 2VARIOUS
With this vast lightening of spirit came, not only gratitude, but a sense of lenity toward Governor Abbott.
THE LIEUTENANT-GOVERNORGUY WETMORE CARRYL
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WORDS RELATED TO LIGHTENING

  • abating
  • allaying
  • alleviating
  • analeptic
  • assuaging
  • consolatory
  • consoling
  • curing
  • encouraging
  • freeing
  • health-giving
  • heart-warming
  • inspiriting
  • invigorating
  • lightening
  • mitigating
  • reassuring
  • refreshing
  • relieving
  • remedying
  • restoring
  • revitalizing
  • softening
  • soothing
  • succoring
  • sustaining
  • tranquilizing
  • upholding
  • warming
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.