Meaning of whitewashed in English:


Pronunciation /ˈwʌɪtwɒʃt/


  • 1(of a wall, building, or room) painted with whitewash.

    ‘the town is a pretty jumble of low whitewashed houses tumbling down to a golden beach’
    • ‘dark wood furniture and beamed ceilings offset the whitewashed walls’
  • 2Concealing unpleasant facts about someone or something.

    ‘organizations that admit to failures are probably more trustworthy than those which present whitewashed accounts of their achievements’
    • ‘a whitewashed version of the past’