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gloss

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of gloss

  1. 1 a deceptively attractive external appearance <used a computer to give her astrological predictions the gloss of real science> Synonyms facade (also façade), veneer, window dressing Related Words cotton candy, fluff, tinsel; fig leaf; charade, front, guise, masquerade, pose, semblance, show

  2. 2 brightness created by light reflected from a surface <the surface has such a high gloss, you can see your face reflected in it> Synonyms burnish, shine, luminance, luster (or lustre), polish, sheenRelated Words glare, gleam, glimmer, glint, glisten, glow, shimmer; blink, flicker, sparkle, twinkle; illumination, irradiation; iridescence, luminescence; brilliance, luminosity, radiance, radiancy, refulgence; finish, glazeNear Antonyms dimness, dinginess, dirtiness, drabness, dullness (also dulness), flatness; grayness, paleness; cloudiness, gloom, murkiness, obscureness, obscurity, somberness




gloss

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of gloss

  1. to make smooth or glossy usually by repeatedly applying surface pressure <the action of the water will serve to gloss the seal's coat> Synonyms buff, burnish, dress, furbish, polish, grind, rub, shine, smooth, smoothenRelated Words sleek, slick; coat, glaze, japan, lacquer, varnish; face, finish, veneer; brighten; file, rasp, sand, sandblast, sandpaper, scour, scrape, scrub; bob, bone, lapNear Antonyms rough (up), roughen, ruffle, scuff (up)





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