What is another word for winking?

Pronunciation: [wˈɪŋkɪŋ] (IPA)

Winking is a gesture that is expressed by closing one eye quickly. This gesture can be a physical act or an emoticon in messaging applications. Often people use winking to express humour, sarcasm, flirtation or cooperation. Synonyms for winking may include; blinking, fluttering, nictitating, squinting, batting, twinkling or flickering. These words represent the same physical act or gesture, but they differ in the context in which they are used. For example, blinking may indicate surprise or a sign of something wrong, while fluttering can indicate romance or charm. The context of the use of a synonym for winking can be vital in correctly conveying an intended meaning.

What are the hypernyms for Winking?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for winking?

Winking is a motion that involves briefly closing and opening one eye or both eyes alternately. Its antonyms include staring, glaring, and gawking, which imply the act of looking intently and fixedly with no perceptible movement of the eyes or eyelids. Other antonyms for winking include blinking, blinking rapidly or fluttering, static gaze, and eye contact. Shrugging or lowering one's head instead of winking can also convey the opposite meaning of being indecisive or unsure. While winking can be flirtatious, humorous or friendly, its antonyms often signify disdain, anger or disapproval in different contexts.

What are the antonyms for Winking?

Usage examples for Winking

Val was looking away, and she was winking very fast.
"Lonesome Land"
B. M. Bower
And Fred De Garmo is always grinning and winking at somebody; and that other fellow is a Swede and got about as much sense as a prairie dog-and Polycarp is an old granny gossip that nobody ever pays any attention to.
"Lonesome Land"
B. M. Bower
He tries exactly what the sea captain does in comfort on the bridge, but his time is a guess, he watches the sun, he tries to catch it when it is highest, but this is about as difficult as it is to catch a girl in the act of winking when her back is turned.
"My Attainment of the Pole"
Frederick A. Cook

Famous quotes with Winking

  • To me, it's the kiss of death when you start winking at the audience as an actor. I just never liked it. I don't like it when we do monologues, looking into the character.
    Thomas Jane
  • Maybe that's what life is... a wink of the eye and winking stars.
    Jack Kerouac
  • I've worked with leading men so worried about losing their charm that they were always winking to the audience.
    Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
  • Maybe that's what life is... a wink of the eye and winking stars.
    Jack Kerouac
  • We have a culture where principles mean nothing and personalities mean everything. And I can see why it caught on—I’ve done very well out of it. My personality allows me to get away with all sorts of rubbish: riding the wrong way up a one-way street on a stolen bicycle (I didn’t steal it though; I bought it off a dodgy bloke), winking at the police as I pass, years of trouble-free promiscuity, tables at restaurants. But without principles, I was freewheeling away from God.
    Russell Brand

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