gilded


gilded
adjective
1. having the deep slightly brownish color of gold (Freq. 2)
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long aureate (or golden) hair

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a gold carpet

Syn: ↑aureate, ↑gilt, ↑gold, ↑golden
Similar to: ↑chromatic
Derivationally related forms: ↑gold (for: ↑gold), ↑gilt (for: ↑gilt)
2. based on pretense; deceptively pleasing
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the gilded and perfumed but inwardly rotten nobility

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meretricious praise

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a meretricious argument

Syn: ↑meretricious, ↑specious
Similar to: ↑insincere
Derivationally related forms: ↑speciousness (for: ↑specious), ↑meretriciousness (for: ↑meretricious)
3. rich and superior in quality
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a princely sum

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gilded dining rooms

Syn: ↑deluxe, ↑grand, ↑luxurious, ↑opulent, ↑princely, ↑sumptuous
Similar to: ↑rich
Derivationally related forms: ↑sumptuousness (for: ↑sumptuous), ↑sumptuosity (for: ↑sumptuous), ↑opulence (for: ↑opulent), ↑luxury (for: ↑luxurious), ↑luxuriousness (for: ↑luxurious), ↑grandness (for: ↑grand)
4. made from or covered with gold
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gold coins

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the gold dome of the Capitol

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the golden calf

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gilded icons

Syn: ↑gold, ↑golden
Similar to: ↑metallic, ↑metal
Derivationally related forms: ↑gold (for: ↑gold)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.