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Synonyms for whitewash
ˈʰwaɪtˌwɒʃ, -ˌwɔʃ, ˈwaɪt-

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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

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

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. Richard Milhous Nixon:

    There will be no whitewash in the White House. (On Watergate investigation)

  2. 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.

  3. Ron Johnson:

    No, I mean the explanation would be there is cultural problem there. It's like, 'Ohhh, he's one of ours. Let's send him home. Let's bury this, let's whitewash this. Let's pretend this never happened.' Why else would it be?

  4. Rahm Emanuel:

    This is a whitewash of justice, from top to bottom, this is not on the level.

  5. Jibril Rajoub:

    The AFA's acceptance to play with The Israelis in Jerusalem have reminded us all of how The Israelis uses sports as a tool to whitewash The Israelis actions.


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