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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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