whitewash synonyms

Here's a list of possible synonyms and antonyms for the term whitewash:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. whitewash(noun)

    a defeat in which the losing person or team fails to score

  2. whitewash(noun)

    wash consisting of lime and size in water; used for whitening walls and other surfaces

  3. whitewash(verb)

    a specious or deceptive clearing that attempts to gloss over failings and defects

  4. whitewash, gloss over, sleek over, hush up(verb)

    cover up a misdemeanor, fault, or error

    Synonyms:
    shut up, smooth over, hush up, skimp over, skate over, slur over, still, whitewash, hush, silence, quieten, sleek over, gloss over

  5. whitewash(verb)

    cover with whitewash

    Synonyms:
    sleek over, gloss over, hush up

  6. whitewash(verb)

    exonerate by means of a perfunctory investigation or through biased presentation of data

    Synonyms:
    sleek over, gloss over, hush up

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. whitewash(v)

    To whiten is to make white in general, but commonly it means to overspread with white coloring-matter. Bleach and blanch both signify to whiten by depriving of color, the former permanently, as linen; the latter either permanently (as, to blanch celery) or temporarily (as, to blanch the cheek with fear). To whitewash is to whiten superficially, especially by false approval.

    Synonyms:
    blanch, bleach, make white, whiten

    Antonyms:
    blacken, color, darken, dye, soil, stain

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

launder, beautification, beautify, exonerate, camouflage



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