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1 a deceptively attractive external appearance
  • used a computer to give her astrological predictions the gloss of real science

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2 brightness created by light reflected from a surface
  • the surface has such a high gloss, you can see your face reflected in it

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Synonyms & Antonyms of gloss (Entry 2 of 2)

to make smooth or glossy usually by repeatedly applying surface pressure
  • the action of the water will serve to gloss the seal's coat

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The first known use of gloss was in 1538

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“Gloss.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 10 December 2019.

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to state or do over again or repeatedly

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