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1. varnish

noun. ['ˈvɑːrnɪʃ'] a coating that provides a hard, lustrous, transparent finish to a surface.

Synonyms

  • fixative
  • shellac
  • coating
  • shellac varnish

Antonyms

  • undergarment
  • undress
  • natural object
  • outside

Etymology

  • vernis (French)

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Words that Rhyme with Nail Varnish

  • tarnish
  • harnish
  • harnisch
  • garnish
  • barnish

Example sentences of the word nail-varnish


1. Noun Phrase
Soak cotton wool in nail polish remover and clean toe nails removing any old nail varnish.

2. Noun Phrase
Apply two coats of clear nail varnish, giving time for the polish to dry between coats.

3. Noun Phrase
Apply one coat of glitter nail varnish.

4. Noun Phrase
Alternatively, sprinkle loose glitter over wet coat of clear nail varnish for a more textured look.

2. varnish

verb. ['ˈvɑːrnɪʃ'] cover with varnish.

Synonyms

  • coat
  • shellac
  • seal
  • shellack

Antonyms

  • descend
  • disappear
  • overhead
  • subsurface

Etymology

  • vernis (French)

3. nail

verb. ['ˈneɪl'] attach something somewhere by means of nails.

Antonyms

  • activeness

Etymology

  • nægel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • næglan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. nail

noun. ['ˈneɪl'] horny plate covering and protecting part of the dorsal surface of the digits.

Synonyms

  • lunula
  • integumentary system
  • toenail
  • fingernail
  • matrix
  • unguis
  • horny structure
  • lunule
  • half-moon
  • dactyl

Antonyms

  • follow
  • rear
  • reverse
  • tail

Etymology

  • nægel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • næglan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. nail

noun. ['ˈneɪl'] a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener.

Synonyms

  • brad
  • nailhead
  • tack
  • stub nail
  • fastener
  • fourpenny nail
  • eightpenny nail
  • fixing
  • head
  • sixpenny nail
  • clout nail
  • clout
  • holdfast
  • spike
  • clinch
  • fastening
  • doornail
  • hobnail
  • stem
  • staple
  • shank

Antonyms

  • disassemble
  • disjoin
  • undock
  • follower

Etymology

  • nægel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • næglan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. nail

verb. ['ˈneɪl'] take into custody.

Synonyms

  • seize
  • nab
  • cop
  • clutch
  • collar
  • apprehend
  • arrest
  • pick up

Antonyms

  • unclasp
  • give
  • activity
  • action

Etymology

  • nægel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • næglan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. nail

verb. ['ˈneɪl'] hit hard.

Synonyms

  • blast
  • smash
  • hit

Antonyms

  • repel
  • start
  • depress
  • lower

Etymology

  • nægel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • næglan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. nail

noun. ['ˈneɪl'] a former unit of length for cloth equal to 1/16 of a yard.

Synonyms

  • linear unit

Antonyms

  • disadvantage
  • fall

Etymology

  • nægel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • næglan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. nail

verb. ['ˈneɪl'] succeed in obtaining a position.

Synonyms

  • deliver the goods
  • bring home the bacon
  • nail down
  • win
  • peg
  • succeed

Antonyms

  • be born
  • survive
  • forbid
  • invalidate

Etymology

  • nægel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • næglan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. nail

verb. ['ˈneɪl'] succeed at easily.

Synonyms

  • ace
  • pass
  • sweep through
  • make it
  • breeze through
  • pass with flying colors

Antonyms

  • keep down
  • dematerialize
  • dematerialise
  • stay in place

Etymology

  • nægel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • næglan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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