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Synonyms for glossy
ˈglɒs i, ˈglɔ siglossy

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  1. glossynoun


  2. glossyadjective

    Having a smooth, silklike, reflective surface.


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  1. slick, slick magazine, glossynoun

    a magazine printed on good quality paper

    slickness, slipperiness, slick magazine, slick, slip

    unattractive, dull, unglazed

  2. glossyadjective

    a photograph that is printed on smooth shiny paper

    slick magazine, slick

    dull, unglazed, unattractive

  3. glossy, calenderedadjective

    (of paper and fabric and leather) having a surface made smooth and glossy especially by pressing between rollers

    "calendered paper"; "glossy paper"

    glistening, showy, calendered, shiny, shining, lustrous

    unattractive, unglazed, dull

  4. glistening, glossy, lustrous, sheeny, shiny, shiningadjective

    reflecting light

    "glistening bodies of swimmers"; "the horse's glossy coat"; "lustrous auburn hair"; "saw the moon like a shiny dime on a deep blue velvet carpet"; "shining white enamel"

    glistening, showy, calendered, glazed, shiny, bright, shining, burnished, lustrous

    unattractive, unglazed, dull

  5. glossy, showyadjective

    superficially attractive and stylish; suggesting wealth or expense

    "a glossy TV series"

    glistening, flashy, showy, splashy, calendered, jazzy, shiny, sporty, flamboyant, shining, gaudy, lustrous

    unattractive, unglazed, dull

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  1. glossyadjective

    smooth and shining

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. glossyadjective

    shining, sleek, sheeny, lustrous, polished, glazed, glacé, specious, plausible

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How to use glossy in a sentence?

  1. Madeleine Albright:

    The reason is that, beneath that glossy exterior of warrior statesman, was one of the gentlest and most decent people any of us will ever meet.

  2. Ellie Dickinson:

    It’s considered normal to change things like brightness levels but moving buildings and people and adding sunsets is something else, the problem with fake photos comes down to the premise of blogging. It’s supposed to be accessible and authentic, not a glossy magazine. People want to see a lifestyle that’s amazing, but attainable.

  3. Pippa Middleton:

    Ironically, family friends of the Middletons say that everyone always thought that the sparkly Pippa rather than the quieter and less glossy Kate would be the one most likely to make a spectacular marriage.

  4. Speaker Ryan:

    The president will have five or six straw men in the speech, I’m sure, and he’ll present a very glossy rendition of the last seven years.He’ll try to set some verbal traps along the way and it will be a very political and pointed speech, I would guess.

  5. The Republican Party Ryan:

    I'm sure he'll have a nice glossy rendition of the last seven years.

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