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sunny

[ suhn-ee ]SEE DEFINITION OF sunny
  • adj.bright, clear (referring to weather)
  • adj.happy

Synonyms for sunny

  • brilliant
  • luminous
  • pleasant
  • radiant
  • sunlit
  • clarion
  • cloudless
  • fine
  • light
  • rainless
  • shining
  • shiny
  • summery
  • sunshiny
  • unclouded
  • undarkened
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Antonyms for sunny

  • dark
  • dim
  • dull
  • cloudy
  • gloomy
  • rainy
  • sorrowful
  • stormy
  • sullen
  • unhappy
  • upset
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SUNNY

What real worth might lie under this sunny surface the future must determine.

The mountains were turning purple, and a sunny mist lay all over the shores.

"I mean it," he said, and he quoted the lines about Portia's sunny locks.

And her sunny locks Hang on her temples like a golden fleece.

The dismal Hecate did not much like the idea of going abroad into the sunny world.

She with power, power to make things straight and sunny and wholesome!

As the winter set in, an anxiety fell on the family which had passed so sunny a summer.

"We will take care that you do that, sir," said Hamish, with his sunny smile.

But Hamish could not lose his sunny temperament, his winning manner.

Surrounded by a court of adorers of both sexes, I lived in a sunny dream.

WORD ORIGIN

"full of sun," c.1300, from sun (n.) + -y (2). Figurative sense of "cheerful" is attested from 1540s. Related: Sunnily; sunniness. Eggs served sunny side up first attested 1900.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SUNNY

Panglossian

adjectiveoptimistic

bright

adjectiveshining, glowing in appearance
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