Synonyms for waxy

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His face changed from its copper color to a dull, waxy yellow.

Above all, we wanted some waxy matter with which to experiment.

The leaves are long and glossy; the blossoms are waxy white.

And I went and put the fowls in instead of the dog, and he was waxy, so I had to knock a quid off.

I'd like to tell mamma to try it, only she'd be sure to get waxy.

And as for this waxy stuff spread over the talc, it's unique.

But, oh I say, wouldn't Mrs. Handsomebody be waxy if she knew?

Washed Cucutas are noted for their large size, roughness, and waxy color.

Her hair was darker than the waxy curls of her childhood, and a vital gleam had come into it.

If the potato has been frozen, a sweet flavor is developed, and the quality is waxy.

WORD ORIGIN

1550s, "made of wax," from wax (n.) + -y (2). Figurative use from 1590s. Meaning "like wax" is from 1799. Related: Waxiness.

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