Synonyms of gloss


1. gloss, rubric, explanation, account

usage: an explanation or definition of an obscure word in a text

2. glossary, gloss, wordbook

usage: an alphabetical list of technical terms in some specialized field of knowledge; usually published as an appendix to a text on that field

3. polish, gloss, glossiness, burnish, radiance, radiancy, shine, effulgence, refulgence, refulgency, smoothness

usage: the property of being smooth and shiny

4. semblance, gloss, color, colour, appearance, visual aspect

usage: an outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading; "he hoped his claims would have a semblance of authenticity"; "he tried to give his falsehood the gloss of moral sanction"; "the situation soon took on a different color"


1. gloss, polish, smooth, smoothen, shine

usage: give a shine or gloss to, usually by rubbing

2. gloss, comment, annotate, rede, interpret

usage: provide interlinear explanations for words or phrases; "He annotated on what his teacher had written"

3. gloss, translate, interpret, render

usage: provide an interlinear translation of a word or phrase

4. color, colour, gloss, apologize, apologise, excuse, justify, rationalize, rationalise

usage: give a deceptive explanation or excuse for; "color a lie"

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