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gossamer

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of gossamer

  1. 1 being of a material lacking in sturdiness or substance <fairies are usually depicted as wearing gossamer or tattered clothing> Synonyms cobwebby, filmy, frothy, gauzy, flimsy, gossamery, insubstantial, sleazy, unsubstantialRelated Words dainty, delicate, fine; feeble, fragile, frail; diaphanous, sheer, transparentNear Antonyms durable, knockabout, lasting, tough; coarse, heavy, rough, rudeAntonyms sturdy, substantial

  2. 2 resembling air in lightness <the gossamer veil seemed to float about the bride as she walked down the aisle> Synonyms ethereal, fluffy, airy, gossamery, lightRelated Words cobwebby, dainty, delicate, diaphanous, downy, feathery, flimsy, gauzelike, gauzy, insubstantial, tender, wispy; buoyant, lighter-than-air, lightweight, rarefied, unsubstantial, vaporous, weightless; cumulous, pillowyNear Antonyms firm, solid, substantial; bulky, burdensome, cumbersome, hefty, hulking, lumpish, ponderous, unwieldy, weightyAntonyms heavy, leaden

  3. 3 very thin and easy to see through <didn't see the gossamer spider webs until the sun hit them just right> Synonyms cobwebby, diaphanous, filmy, gauzelike, gauzy, sheer, gossamery, see-through, transparentRelated Words peekaboo; clear, crystal, crystalline, limpid, liquid, lucent, pellucid; lucid, translucent; dainty, delicate, flimsy, fragile, frail, insubstantial, unsubstantial; colorless, uncoloredNear Antonyms opaque; cloudy, foggy, hazy, misty, murky, nebulous, smoky (also smokey); drab, dull, lackluster, lusterless




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