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

    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

    sleek over, gloss over, hush up

  6. whitewash(verb)

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

    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.

    blanch, bleach, make white, whiten

    blacken, color, darken, dye, soil, stain

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

launder, beautification, beautify, exonerate, camouflage

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