Synonyms of gloss in English

: gloss1gloss2

gloss1


See definition of gloss

noun

1‘the healthy gloss of her jet-black hair’

SYNONYMS

shine, sheen, lustre, gleam, patina, shininess, glossiness, brightness, brilliance, shimmer, sparkle

polish, burnish, glaze, varnish

ANTONYMS

dullness

2‘beneath the gloss of success was a tragic private life’

SYNONYMS

facade, veneer, surface, front, show, camouflage, disguise, mask, semblance, smokescreen, outward appearance, false appearance

window dressing, attractive appearance


verb

1‘she licked her lips in order to gloss them’

SYNONYMS

make glossy, shine, give a shine to

glaze, polish, burnish

2‘the company has tried to gloss over the seriousness of the situation’

SYNONYMS

conceal, cover up, hide, camouflage, disguise, mask, veil, draw a veil over, whitewash

explain away

evade, avoid, shrug off, brush aside, play down, downplay, minimize, understate, make light of, soft-pedal, de-emphasize

informal brush something under the carpet

rare gloze over

ANTONYMS

disclose, exaggerate


Synonyms of gloss in English

: gloss1gloss2

gloss2


See definition of gloss

noun

1‘glosses are provided in the right-hand margin’

SYNONYMS

explanation, interpretation, exegesis, explication, elucidation

annotation, note, marginal note, footnote, commentary, comment, critique

translation, paraphrase

rare scholium


verb

1‘difficult words are glossed in a footnote’

SYNONYMS

explain, give an explanation of, interpret, explicate, elucidate

annotate, add footnotes to, add notes to, add a commentary to, comment on

translate, paraphrase, construe

rare footnote, margin, marginalize