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whitewash

verb

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1 to dismiss as of little importance
  • refused to whitewash the governor's chronic disregard for the truth

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2 to make (something) seem less bad by offering excuses
  • don't try to whitewash your rudeness by claiming that you were having a bad day

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whitewash

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Synonyms & Antonyms of whitewash (Entry 2 of 2)

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The first known use of whitewash was in 1591

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“Whitewash.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/whitewash. Accessed 29 Jan. 2022.

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