1. beam, smile

usage: smile radiantly; express joy through one's facial expression

2. shine, beam

usage: emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light; "The sun shone bright that day"; "The fire beamed on their faces"

3. beam, express, show, evince

usage: express with a beaming face or smile; "he beamed his approval"

4. air, send, broadcast, beam, transmit, publicize, publicise, air, bare

usage: broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television; "We cannot air this X-rated song"

5. glow, beam, radiate, shine, look, appear, seem

usage: have a complexion with a strong bright color, such as red or pink; "Her face glowed when she came out of the sauna"

6. glow, beam, radiate, shine, feel, experience

usage: experience a feeling of well-being or happiness, as from good health or an intense emotion; "She was beaming with joy"; "Her face radiated with happiness"


1. beaming, glad, cheerful (vs. depressing)

usage: cheerful and bright; "a beaming smile"; "a glad May morning"

2. beaming, proud (vs. humble)

usage: pleased and proud; "beaming parents"

3. beaming, beamy, effulgent, radiant, refulgent, bright (vs. dull)

usage: radiating or as if radiating light; "the beaming sun"; "the effulgent daffodils"; "a radiant sunrise"; "a refulgent sunset"

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