Synonyms of gloss in English

: gloss1gloss2

gloss1


See definition of gloss

noun

1‘the healthy gloss of her jet-black hair’

SYNONYMS
shine, sheen, lustre, gleam, patina, shininess, glossiness, brightness, brilliance, shimmer, sparkle
polish, burnish, glaze, varnish
ANTONYMS

dullness

2‘beneath the gloss of success was a tragic private life’

SYNONYMS
facade, veneer, surface, front, show, camouflage, disguise, mask, semblance, smokescreen, outward appearance, false appearance
window dressing, attractive appearance

verb

1‘she licked her lips in order to gloss them’

SYNONYMS
make glossy, shine, give a shine to
glaze, polish, burnish

2‘the company has tried to gloss over the seriousness of the situation’

SYNONYMS
conceal, cover up, hide, camouflage, disguise, mask, veil, draw a veil over, whitewash
explain away
evade, avoid, shrug off, brush aside, play down, downplay, minimize, understate, make light of, soft-pedal, de-emphasize
informal brush something under the carpet
rare gloze over
ANTONYMS

disclose, exaggerate


Synonyms of gloss in English

: gloss1gloss2

gloss2


See definition of gloss

noun

1‘glosses are provided in the right-hand margin’

SYNONYMS
explanation, interpretation, exegesis, explication, elucidation
annotation, note, marginal note, footnote, commentary, comment, critique
translation, paraphrase
rare scholium

verb

1‘difficult words are glossed in a footnote’

SYNONYMS
explain, give an explanation of, interpret, explicate, elucidate
annotate, add footnotes to, add notes to, add a commentary to, comment on
translate, paraphrase, construe
rare footnote, margin, marginalize