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gloss1

gloss1

 
 
pronunciation:
glaws [or] glas
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a shine or sheen on a surface; luster.
synonyms:
luster, sheen, shine
similar words:
brightness, burnish, glaze, gleam, glitter, glow, patina, polish, shimmer
definition 2: a surface appearance, often deceptive or false.
a mere gloss of concern for others
synonyms:
fašade, masquerade, veneer
similar words:
camouflage, mask, pretense, put-on, sham, show
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: glossed, glosses, glossing
definition 1: to create a surface shine or luster on.
synonyms:
polish, shine
similar words:
burnish, enamel, japan, lacquer, varnish
definition 2: to give a falsely appealing or acceptable appearance to (usu. fol. by over).
He glossed over his past wrongdoings.
synonyms:
varnish, whitewash
similar words:
disguise, downplay, gild, mask, minimize, mitigate, palliate, rationalize, soft-pedal, sugarcoat, veil, veneer