Synonyms of whitewash


1. whitewash, defeat, licking

usage: a defeat in which the losing person or team fails to score

2. whitewash, wash

usage: wash consisting of lime and size in water; used for whitening walls and other surfaces

3. whitewash, clearing

usage: a specious or deceptive clearing that attempts to gloss over failings and defects


1. whitewash, gloss over, sleek over, hush up, cover, cover up

usage: cover up a misdemeanor, fault, or error; "Let's not whitewash the crimes of Stalin"; "She tried to gloss over her mistakes"

2. whitewash, wash

usage: cover with whitewash; "whitewash walls"

3. whitewash, acquit, assoil, clear, discharge, exonerate, exculpate

usage: exonerate by means of a perfunctory investigation or through biased presentation of data

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