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 glossy glossy

noun

  • a photograph that is printed on smooth shiny paper  ( glossy )
    a photograph that is printed on smooth shiny paper
  • a magazine printed on good quality paper  ( glossy, slick, slick magazine )
    a magazine printed on good quality paper
  • adj

  • superficially attractive and stylish; suggesting wealth or expense  ( glossy, showy )
    superficially attractive and stylish; suggesting wealth or expense
     a glossy TV series
    a glossy TV series
  • reflecting light  ( glossy, lustrous, sheeny, shining, glistening, shiny )
    reflecting light
     glistening bodies of swimmers
    glistening bodies of swimmers
     the horse's glossy coat
    the horse's glossy coat
     lustrous auburn hair
    lustrous auburn hair
     saw the moon like a shiny dime on a deep blue velvet carpet
    saw the moon like a shiny dime on a deep blue velvet carpet
     shining white enamel
    shining white enamel
  • (of paper and fabric and leather) having a surface made smooth and shiny especially by pressing between rollers  ( calendered, glossy )
    (of paper and fabric and leather) having a surface made smooth and shiny especially by pressing between rollers
     calendered paper
    calendered paper
     glossy paper
    glossy paper
  • based on pretense; deceptively pleasing  ( gilded, glossy, meretricious, specious )
    based on pretense; deceptively pleasing
     the gilded and perfumed but inwardly rotten nobility
    the gilded and perfumed but inwardly rotten nobility
     meretricious praise
    meretricious praise
     a meretricious argument
    a meretricious argument