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Synonyms for blinking

Noun

1. blink, eye blink, blinking, wink, winking, nictitation, nictation, reflex, reflex response, reflex action, instinctive reflex, innate reflex, inborn reflex, unconditioned reflex, physiological reaction
usage: a reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly

Verb

1. blink, wink, nictitate, nictate, act involuntarily, act reflexively
usage: briefly shut the eyes; "The TV announcer never seems to blink"
2. wink, blink, blink away, suppress, stamp down, inhibit, subdue, conquer, curb
usage: force to go away by blinking; "blink away tears"
3. flash, blink, wink, twinkle, winkle, radiate
usage: gleam or glow intermittently; "The lights were flashing"

Adjective

1. blinking, winking, closed (vs. open), shut
usage: closing the eyes intermittently and rapidly; "he stood blinking in the bright sunlight"
2. bally(prenominal), blinking(prenominal), bloody(prenominal), blooming(prenominal), crashing(prenominal), flaming(prenominal), fucking(prenominal), unmitigated (vs. mitigated)
usage: informal intensifiers; "what a bally (or blinking) nuisance"; "a bloody fool"; "a crashing bore"; "you flaming idiot"
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