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Princeton's WordNet

  1. glistening, glossy, lustrous, sheeny, shiny, shiningadjective

    reflecting light

    "glistening bodies of swimmers"; "the horse's glossy coat"; "lustrous auburn hair"; "saw the moon like a shiny dime on a deep blue velvet carpet"; "shining white enamel"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Sheen, Sheenyadjective

    Bright; glittering; shewy. A word now not in use.

    Etymology: This was probably only the old pronunciation of shine].

    That lewd ribbald, with vile lust advanc’d,
    Laid first his filthy hands on virgin clean,
    To spoil her dainty corse so fair and sheen. Fa. Queen.

    When he was all dight, he took his way
    Into the forest, that he might be seen
    Of the wild beasts, in his new glory sheen. Hubberd’s Tale.

    Now they never meet in grove or green,
    By fountain clear, or spangled star-light sheen. William Shakespeare.

    Up arose each warrior bold and brave,
    Glistering in filed steel and armour sheen. Edward Fairfax.

    Out of the hierarchies of angels sheen,
    The gentle Gabriel call’d he from the rest. Edward Fairfax.

    By the rushy fringed bank,
    Where grows the willow and the osier dank,
    My sliding chariot stays,
    Which set with agat, or the azure sheen,
    Of turcois blue, and emerald green. John Milton.

    Or did of late earth’s sons besiege the wall
    Of sheeny heav’n. John Milton.


  1. sheeny

    Sheeny generally refers to something that is bright, shiny, glossy or having a luster. This could be applied to objects, surfaces, or even conceptually to suggest something is polished or well-refined.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sheenyadjective

    bright; shining; radiant; sheen

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sheeny

    shēn′i, n. (slang) a sharp fellow, a cheat, a Jewish dealer.—adj. cheating.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. sheeny

    A Jew who has more money than you have.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sheeny in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sheeny in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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    (of especially persons) lacking sense or understanding or judgment
    • A. obnoxious
    • B. alternate
    • C. witless
    • D. urban

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