Synonyms for gloss

Synonyms for (noun) gloss

Synonyms: gloss, semblance, color, colour

Definition: an outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading

Usage: 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

Similar words: visual aspect, appearance

Definition: outward or visible aspect of a person or thing


Synonyms: burnish, polish, gloss, glossiness

Definition: the property of being smooth and shiny

Similar words: smoothness

Definition: a texture without roughness; smooth to the touch

Usage: admiring the slim smoothness of her thighs; some artists prefer the smoothness of a board


Similar words: shine, radiance, radiancy, refulgence, refulgency, effulgence

Definition: the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light


Synonyms: gloss, glossary

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

Similar words: wordbook

Definition: a reference book containing words (usually with their meanings)


Synonyms: rubric, gloss

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

Similar words: explanation, account

Definition: a statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc.

Usage: the explanation was very simple; I expected a brief account

Synonyms for (verb) gloss

Synonyms: color, colour, gloss

Definition: give a deceptive explanation or excuse for

Usage: color a lie

Similar words: rationalise, rationalize, justify, apologise, apologize, excuse

Definition: defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning

Usage: rationalize the child's seemingly crazy behavior; he rationalized his lack of success


Synonyms: gloss

Definition: provide an interlinear translation of a word or phrase

Similar words: render, translate, interpret

Definition: restate (words) from one language into another language

Usage: I have to translate when my in-laws from Austria visit the U.S.; Can you interpret the speech of the visiting dignitaries?; She rendered the French poem into English; He translates for the U.N.


Synonyms: gloss, comment, annotate

Definition: provide interlinear explanations for words or phrases

Usage: He annotated on what his teacher had written

Similar words: rede, interpret

Definition: give an interpretation or explanation to


Synonyms: gloss

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

Similar words: smooth, smoothen, shine, polish

Definition: make (a surface) shine

Usage: shine the silver, please; polish my shoes