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gloss over

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of gloss

  1. 1 to make (something) seem less bad by offering excuses I don't want to gloss over her misbehavior, but keep in mind that she's been under a lot of stress lately Synonyms of gloss over deodorize, excuse, explain away, extenuate, palliate (over), gloze (over), whitewashWords Related to gloss over sugarcoat, varnish; apologize, atone, confess; account (for), explain, justify, rationalize; minimize, play down, soft-pedal; alleviate, ease, lessen, lighten, mitigate, moderate, soften, temper; absolve, acquit, clear, exculpate, exonerate, vindicate

  2. 2 to dismiss as of little importance this biographer tends to gloss over his subject's many character flaws Synonyms of gloss over blink (at), brush (aside or off), condone, discount, disregard, forgive, excuse (over), gloze (over), ignore, overlook, overpass, paper over, pardon, pass over, remit, shrug off, whitewash, wink (at)Words Related to gloss over explain, justify, rationalize; absolve, acquit, clear, exculpate, exonerate, vindicate; waive, wave (aside or off)Near Antonyms of gloss over heed, mark, mind, note, object (to)



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