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Synonyms for gossamer
ˈgɒs ə mər; ˈgɒs ə mə rigos·samer

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  1. gossameradjective

    Synonyms:
    gossamery

  2. gossameradjective

    Tenuous, light, filmy or delicate.

    The heaven was spangled with tremulous stars, and at the horizon the clouds hung down in gossamer folds---God's robe trailing in the sea! \uE000146893 Thomas Bailey Aldrich (1836-1907)

    Synonyms:
    gossamery

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gossamernoun

    a gauze fabric with an extremely fine texture

    Synonyms:
    cobweb

    Antonyms:
    rugged, thick

  2. cobweb, gossameradjective

    filaments from a web that was spun by a spider

    Synonyms:
    cobweb

    Antonyms:
    rugged, thick

  3. ethereal, gossameradjective

    characterized by unusual lightness and delicacy

    "this smallest and most ethereal of birds"; "gossamer shading through his playing"

    Synonyms:
    vapourous, celestial, aery, cobwebby, diaphanous, sheer, see-through, aerial, vaporous, airy, filmy, gauzy, gauze-like, aeriform, supernal, transparent, ethereal

    Antonyms:
    thick, rugged

  4. diaphanous, filmy, gauzy, gauze-like, gossamer, see-through, sheer, transparent, vaporous, vapourous, cobwebbyadjective

    so thin as to transmit light

    "a hat with a diaphanous veil"; "filmy wings of a moth"; "gauzy clouds of dandelion down"; "gossamer cobwebs"; "sheer silk stockings"; "transparent chiffon"; "vaporous silks"

    Synonyms:
    gauzy, vaporific, miasmic, vapourish, crystalline, cobwebby, unmixed, downright, vapourous, right-down, pellucid, out-and-out(a), absolute, vaporous, see-through, unmingled, vaporish, ethereal, rank(a), limpid, bluff, sheer(a), diaphanous, sheer, miasmal, plain, bold, filmy, crystal clear, lucid, gauze-like, vapourific, guileless, transparent

    Antonyms:
    thick, rugged

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  1. Gregory Benford - Timescape:

    There was a blithe certainty that came from first comprehending the full Einstein field equations, arabesques of Greek letters clinging tenuously to the page, a gossamer web. They seemed insubstantial when you first saw them, a string of squiggles. Yet to follow the delicate tensors as they contracted, as the superscripts paired with subscripts, collapsing mathematically into concrete classical entities-- potential; mass; forces vectoring in a curved geometry-- that was a sublime experience. The iron fist of the real, inside the velvet glove of airy mathematics.

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