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Synonyms for whitewash
ˈʰwaɪtˌwɒʃ, -ˌwɔʃ, ˈwaɪt-white·wash

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English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. whitewashverb

    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 WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. whitewashnoun

    a defeat in which the losing person or team fails to score

  2. whitewashnoun

    wash consisting of lime and size in water; used for whitening walls and other surfaces

  3. whitewashverb

    a specious or deceptive clearing that attempts to gloss over failings and defects

  4. whitewash, gloss over, sleek over, hush upverb

    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. whitewashverb

    cover with whitewash

    "whitewash walls"

    Synonyms:
    sleek over, gloss over, hush up

  6. whitewashverb

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

    Synonyms:
    sleek over, gloss over, hush up

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PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "whitewash":

    launder, beautification, beautify, exonerate, camouflage

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How to use whitewash in a sentence?

  1. Danna Ingleton:

    NSO is a company that has a history of saying one thing and doing another, the reason why they are doing this is to whitewash violations.

  2. Jeremy Adler:

    This is about whether the Republican Party is going to perpetuate lies about the 2020 election and attempt to whitewash what happened on Jan 6, liz Cheney will not do that. That is the issue.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  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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