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gossamer

adjective

Definition of GOSSAMER

1
being of a material lacking in sturdiness or substance <fairies are usually depicted as wearing gossamer or tattered clothing>
2
resembling air in lightness <the gossamer veil seemed to float about the bride as she walked down the aisle>
Antonyms heavy, leaden
3
very thin and easy to see through <didn't see the gossamer spider webs until the sun hit them just right>
Near Antonyms opaque; cloudy, foggy, hazy, misty, murky, nebulous, smoky (also smokey); drab, dull, lackluster, lusterless

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