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Synonyms for gloss
glɒs, glɔsgloss

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. glossnoun

    polish, luster, misinterpretation, distortion, perversion, twist, plea, pretense, speciousness

    nebulousness, haze, literalness, truth, representation, interpretation, reality, verity, glow

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gloss, rubricnoun

    an explanation or definition of an obscure word in a text

    burnish, semblance, rubric, statute title, colour, title, glossiness, polish, color, glossary

  2. glossary, glossnoun

    an alphabetical list of technical terms in some specialized field of knowledge; usually published as an appendix to a text on that field

    burnish, semblance, rubric, colour, glossiness, polish, color, glossary

  3. polish, gloss, glossiness, burnishnoun

    the property of being smooth and shiny

    burnish, culture, semblance, rubric, colour, glossiness, cultivation, polish, color, finish, refinement, glossary

  4. semblance, gloss, color, colourverb

    an outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading

    "he hoped his claims would have a semblance of authenticity"; "he tried to give his falsehood the gloss of moral sanction"; "the situation soon took on a different color"

    coloring, colouring, illusion, coloring material, polish, glossary, people of colour, vividness, colour, colouring material, color, glossiness, semblance, likeness, coloration, colouration, rubric, burnish, people of color

  5. glossverb

    give a shine or gloss to, usually by rubbing

    colour, annotate, color, comment

  6. gloss, comment, annotateverb

    provide interlinear explanations for words or phrases

    "He annotated on what his teacher had written"

    comment, color, remark, footnote, colour, annotate, notice, point out

  7. glossverb

    provide an interlinear translation of a word or phrase

    colour, annotate, color, comment

  8. color, colour, glossverb

    give a deceptive explanation or excuse for

    "color a lie"

    color in, comment, colorize, emblazon, annotate, color, colour, colorise, discolor, tinge, colourise, colourize, discolour, colour in, distort

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. glossnoun

    comment, note, explanation, interpretation, scholium, annotation, commentary

  2. glossnoun

    pretext, pretence, specious plea

  3. glossnoun

    lustre, polish, shining surface

  4. glossverb

    comment, make notes, make explanatory remarks

  5. glossverb

    varnish, make lustrous

  6. glossverb

    extenuate, palliate, color, apologize for, gloss over

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. glossnoun

    luster, polish, sheen, glaze, enamel, show, pretense, commentary, note, annotation, comment, postil

  2. glossverb

    annotate, comment, illustrate, glaze, polish, palliate, extenuate, gloss over

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How to use gloss in a sentence?

  1. Francis Quarles:

    Read not books alone, but men, and amongst them chiefly thyself. If thou find anything questionable there, use the commentary of a severe friend rather than the gloss of a sweet lipped flatterer; there is more profit in a distasteful truth than in deceitful sweetness.

  2. Amanda Gorman:

    In my poem, I’m not going to in any way gloss over what we’ve seen over the past few weeks and, dare I say, the past few years. But what I really aspire to do in the poem is to be able to use my words to envision a way in which our country can still come together and can still heal. It’s doing that in a way that is not erasing or neglecting the harsh truths I think America needs to reconcile with.

  3. Friedrich Nietzsche:

    Every man has his price." This is not true. But for every man there exists a bait which he cannot resist swallowing. To win over certain people to something, it is only necessary to give it a gloss of love of humanity, nobility, gentleness, self-sacrifice - and there is nothing you cannot get them to swallow. To their souls, these are the icing, the tidbit; other kinds of souls have others.

  4. Hillary Clinton:

    All of us want a safe community, so we should be smart enough how we can provide that safety without intentionally or unintentionally targeting a particular group of Americans, and what is so, really, troubling, is that if you compare statistics between white men and African American men, if they are stopped, if they are arrested, if they are charged, if they are convicted, if they are sentenced, there are clear undeniable racial disparities. I think we have to admit this. We shouldn't try to gloss it over or it would go away.

  5. Alex French:

    We feel fortunate that The Atlantic decided to work with us, and we are grateful that the piece has gone through The Atlantic's thoughtful editorial process, which included another rigorous fact-check and robust legal vetting, singer's response to The Atlantic story wrongfully used' homophobia' to deflect from sexual assault allegations and GLAAD urges the media and the industry at large to not gloss over the fact that survivors of sexual assault should be put first.

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