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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:

    launder, beautification, beautify, exonerate, camouflage

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How to use whitewash in a sentence?

  1. 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?

  2. Maxim Behar:

    If the PR industry suffers from this negative reputation, it is because many people associate our profession with politicians and business people who use various contrivances and tricks to conceal or whitewash their flaws and wrongdoings.

  3. Richard Nixon:

    We must maintain the integrity of the White House, and that integrity must be real, not transparent. There can be no whitewash at the White House.

  4. Richard Milhous Nixon:

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

  5. 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.


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