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1. gloss

noun. ['ˈglɔs'] an outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading.

Synonyms

  • face value
  • appearance
  • colour
  • pretense
  • guise
  • verisimilitude
  • pretext
  • color of law
  • disguise
  • pretence
  • simulacrum
  • semblance
  • color
  • camouflage
  • colour of law

Antonyms

  • hairiness
  • beauty
  • ugliness
  • disappearance

Etymology

  • glossa (Latin)
  • γλῶσσα (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • glossi (Icelandic)

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Rhymes with Gloss

  • criss-cross
  • vandross
  • hot-cross
  • chandross
  • recross
  • lacrosse
  • la-crosse
  • lacross
  • exhausts
  • emboss
  • chavous
  • across
  • stauss
  • sloss
  • schloss
  • pross
  • ploss
  • kross
  • krausse
  • krause
  • kloss
  • fross
  • dross
  • cross
  • cros
  • closs
  • clauss
  • bross
  • bloss
  • amoss

Sentences with gloss


1. Noun, singular or mass
The level of gloss to the paint does not matter.

2. Adjective
The sand mixes well with any gloss level.

Quotes about gloss


1. Some of us get dipped in flat, some in satin, some in gloss...."He turned to me. "But every once in a while, you find someone who's iridescent, and when you do, nothing will ever compare.
- Wendelin Van Draanen, Flipped

2. Mulling this over, Vlad wiped her lip gloss from his lips with the back of his hand.Vampires, after all, didn't sparkle.
- Heather Brewer, Twelfth Grade Kills

3. Consider the fact that maybe…just maybe…beauty and worth aren’t found in a makeup bottle, or a salon-fresh hairstyle, or a fabulous outfit. Maybe our sparkle comes from somewhere deeper inside, somewhere so pure and authentic and REAL, it doesn’t need gloss or polish or glitter to shine.
- Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

2. lip-gloss

noun. makeup that makes the lips shiny.

Synonyms

  • make-up
  • makeup

3. gloss

verb. ['ˈglɔs'] give a deceptive explanation or excuse for.

Synonyms

  • justify
  • rationalise
  • colour
  • rationalize
  • apologise
  • color
  • excuse

Antonyms

  • colorful
  • black-and-white
  • show
  • dullness

Etymology

  • glossa (Latin)
  • γλῶσσα (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • glossi (Icelandic)

4. gloss

verb. ['ˈglɔs'] give a shine or gloss to, usually by rubbing.

Synonyms

  • polish
  • smoothen
  • smooth
  • shine

Antonyms

  • absorb
  • deny
  • blame
  • disorganise

Etymology

  • glossa (Latin)
  • γλῶσσα (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • glossi (Icelandic)

5. gloss

verb. ['ˈglɔs'] provide an interlinear translation of a word or phrase.

Synonyms

  • render
  • translate

Antonyms

  • ill health
  • uglify
  • worsen

Etymology

  • glossa (Latin)
  • γλῶσσα (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • glossi (Icelandic)

6. gloss

verb. ['ˈglɔs'] provide interlinear explanations for words or phrases.

Synonyms

  • interpret
  • annotate
  • rede

Antonyms

  • ungraciousness
  • variability
  • unevenness
  • effortfulness

Etymology

  • glossa (Latin)
  • γλῶσσα (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • glossi (Icelandic)

7. gloss

noun. ['ˈglɔs'] the property of being smooth and shiny.

Synonyms

  • radiance
  • polish
  • French polish
  • smoothness
  • burnish
  • glaze
  • glossiness
  • refulgency
  • effulgence
  • shine
  • radiancy

Antonyms

  • nonattendance
  • discolor
  • chromatic color
  • uncolored

Etymology

  • glossa (Latin)
  • γλῶσσα (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • glossi (Icelandic)

8. gloss

noun. ['ˈglɔs'] an alphabetical list of technical terms in some specialized field of knowledge; usually published as an appendix to a text on that field.

Synonyms

  • glossary

Antonyms

  • achromatic color
  • colorlessness

Etymology

  • glossa (Latin)
  • γλῶσσα (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • glossi (Icelandic)

9. gloss

noun. ['ˈglɔs'] an explanation or definition of an obscure word in a text.

Synonyms

  • account
  • explanation

Antonyms

  • stay
  • whiten
  • colorless

Etymology

  • glossa (Latin)
  • γλῶσσα (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • glossi (Icelandic)
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