Search Result for "gloss_over":
1. treat hurriedly or avoid dealing with properly;
[syn: gloss over, skate over, smooth over, slur over, skimp over]
2. cover up a misdemeanor, fault, or error;
- Example: "Let's not whitewash the crimes of Stalin"
- Example: "She tried to gloss over her mistakes"
[syn: whitewash, gloss over, sleek over, hush up]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
gloss over v 1: treat hurriedly or avoid dealing with properly [syn: gloss over, skate over, smooth over, slur over, skimp over] 2: cover up a misdemeanor, fault, or error; "Let's not whitewash the crimes of Stalin"; "She tried to gloss over her mistakes" [syn: whitewash, gloss over, sleek over, hush up]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
100 Moby Thesaurus words for "gloss over": account, allow for, be caught napping, be neglectful, be negligent, becloud, befog, belie, blanket, blind, camouflage, cloak, cloud, color, conceal, cover, cover up, curtain, default, diminish, disguise, disregard, dissemble, distort, distract attention from, dress up, ease, eclipse, embellish, embroider, ensconce, enshroud, envelop, explain, extenuate, fail, falsify, fudge, garble, gild, gloss, hide, ignore, justify, keep under cover, lapse, lessen, let go, let ride, let slide, let slip, lose sight of, lose track of, make allowance for, mask, mince, miscite, miscolor, misquote, misreport, misrepresent, misstate, mitigate, neglect, nod, not care for, not get involved, not heed, not think, obfuscate, obscure, occult, overlook, overstate, palliate, pass over, pervert, rationalize, screen, shade, shroud, slant, sleep, slur over, soft-pedal, soften, strain, sugarcoat, take for granted, titivate, trick out, twist, understate, varnish, veil, veneer, warp, white, whiten, whitewash