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1. glossy

adjective. ['ˈglɔsi'] superficially attractive and stylish; suggesting wealth or expense.

Synonyms

  • showy

Antonyms

  • unpolished
  • inglorious

Etymology

  • -y (English)
  • -y (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • gloss (English)
  • glossa (Latin)

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Example sentences of the word glossy


1. Adjective
The meringue is ready to put on the pie when the peaks stiffen and take on a glossy appearance.

2. Verb, past participle
This upright, evergreen bush has glossy, dark green leaves with jagged edges.

3. Noun, singular or mass
The base station measures about 8 inches by 4 inches and sports a glossy and matte black finish.

Quotes containing the word glossy


1. The feel of them (books) and the smell of them. A bookshop was like an Aladdin's cave for me. Entire worlds and lives can be found just behind that glossy cover. All you had to do was look."Claire (Watermelon)
- Marian Keyes, Watermelon

2. glossy-furred

adjective. having glossy hair.

Synonyms

  • glossy-coated
  • hairy
  • glossy-haired
  • haired

Antonyms

  • unalarming
  • depilous
  • glabrescent
  • naked-tailed

3. glossy-haired

adjective. having glossy hair.

Synonyms

  • glossy-coated
  • glossy-furred
  • hairy
  • haired

Antonyms

  • unalarming
  • depilous
  • glabrescent
  • naked-tailed

4. glossy-coated

adjective. having glossy hair.

Synonyms

  • glossy-furred
  • hairy
  • glossy-haired
  • haired

Antonyms

  • unalarming
  • depilous
  • glabrescent
  • naked-tailed

5. glossy

noun. ['ˈglɔsi'] a photograph that is printed on smooth shiny paper.

Synonyms

  • photograph
  • picture
  • exposure
  • pic

Antonyms

  • invulnerability
  • safety
  • artless
  • roughness

Etymology

  • -y (English)
  • -y (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • gloss (English)
  • glossa (Latin)

6. glossy

adjective. ['ˈglɔsi'] (of paper and fabric and leather) having a surface made smooth and glossy especially by pressing between rollers.

Synonyms

  • calendered
  • glazed

Antonyms

  • dark
  • dimmed
  • unhappy

Etymology

  • -y (English)
  • -y (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • gloss (English)
  • glossa (Latin)

7. glossy

adjective. ['ˈglɔsi'] reflecting light.

Synonyms

  • shiny
  • sheeny
  • glistening
  • bright
  • shining

Antonyms

  • colorless
  • inauspicious
  • unintelligent
  • unreverberant

Etymology

  • -y (English)
  • -y (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • gloss (English)
  • glossa (Latin)

8. glossy

noun. ['ˈglɔsi'] a magazine printed on good quality paper.

Synonyms

  • magazine
  • slick magazine
  • mag

Antonyms

  • nonslippery
  • full
  • uncoated
  • displeasing

Etymology

  • -y (English)
  • -y (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • gloss (English)
  • glossa (Latin)
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