Synonyms and Antonyms for gild-the-lily

1. gild the lily (v.)

make unnecessary additions to what is already complete

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2. blackberry-lily (n.)

garden plant whose capsule discloses when ripe a mass of seeds resembling a blackberry

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3. lily-of-the-valley tree (n.)

broad-leaved evergreen Asiatic shrub with glossy leaves and drooping clusters of white flowers

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4. Turks cap-lily (n.)

lily of the eastern United States with orange to red maroon-spotted flowers

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5. out-of-the-way (adj.)

out of the ordinary

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6. gild the lily (v.)

adorn unnecessarily (something that is already beautiful)

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7. on-the-spot (adj.)

at the scene of action

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8. gild (v.)

decorate with, or as if with, gold leaf or liquid gold

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