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Synonyms for gloss
glɒs, glɔs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gloss, rubric(noun)

    an explanation or definition of an obscure word in a text

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

  2. glossary, gloss(noun)

    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, burnish(noun)

    the property of being smooth and shiny

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

  4. semblance, gloss, color, colour(verb)

    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. gloss(verb)

    give a shine or gloss to, usually by rubbing

    colour, annotate, color, comment

  6. gloss, comment, annotate(verb)

    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. gloss(verb)

    provide an interlinear translation of a word or phrase

    colour, annotate, color, comment

  8. color, colour, gloss(verb)

    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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. gloss(n)

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. gloss(n.)

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

  2. gloss(n.)

    pretext, pretence, specious plea

  3. gloss(n.)

    lustre, polish, shining surface

  4. gloss(v. n.)

    comment, make notes, make explanatory remarks

  5. gloss(v. a.)

    varnish, make lustrous

  6. gloss(v. a.)

    extenuate, palliate, color, apologize for, gloss over

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. gloss(n)

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

  2. gloss(v)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    brilliant, glossy, brightness, bright, satin, chandelier, lustre, high-gloss, shining, shiny, varnish, luster

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How to use gloss in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  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. Carly Fiorina:

    I’ve been very transparent about the fact that I was fired in a boardroom brawl at Hewlett-Packard, it’s not unfair at all to question that. What’s unfair is when people gloss over the facts.

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