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Synonyms for whitewash
ˈʰwaɪtˌwɒʃ, -ˌwɔʃ, ˈwaɪt-

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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.

    Synonyms:
    blanch, bleach, make white, whiten

    Antonyms:
    blacken, color, darken, dye, soil, stain

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

    "Let's not whitewash the crimes of Stalin"; "She tried to gloss over her mistakes"

    Synonyms:
    shut up, smooth over, hush up, skimp over, skate over, slur over, still, hush, silence, quieten, sleek over, gloss over

  5. whitewash(verb)

    cover with whitewash

    "whitewash walls"

    Synonyms:
    sleek over, gloss over, hush up

  6. whitewash(verb)

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

    Synonyms:
    sleek over, gloss over, hush up

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "whitewash":

    launder, beautification, beautify, exonerate, camouflage

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How to use whitewash in a sentence?

  1. Subodh Chandra:

    Any presentation to a grand jury -- without the prosecutor advocating for Tamir -- is a charade, to get so-called experts to assist in the whitewash -- when the world has the video of what happened -- is all the more alarming.

  2. Miles Goslett:

    A coroner is independent of the government, a coroner’s inquest goes into an investigation with an open mind, they don’t go into it to prove a thesis. A public inquiry into this man’s death was to prove a thesis, that he killed himself. It was a whitewash, a travesty.

  3. Royce West:

    Let’s not whitewash it because it is, and yes, we should be teaching our kids the history of this country so they won’t make the same mistakes that were made by our generations before us, and when we put up things like this, for instance, I think it’s a disservice.

  4. Antonio Parkinson:

    What I appreciate about his soliloquy is the fact that he gave us his truth, his rationale as to why he was supporting the amendment to force teachers through law to whitewash historical events.

  5. Kamala Harris:

    Lynching is a reprehensible stain on this nation's history, as is The President. We'll never erase the pain and trauma of lynching, and to invoke that torture to whitewash your own corruption is disgraceful.

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