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synonyms for whitewashing

  • condoning
  • diminishing
  • justifying
  • lessening
  • mitigating
  • moderating
  • qualifying
  • reducing
  • softening
  • varnishing
  • coating
  • layer
  • bark
  • crust
  • finish
  • glaze
  • gloss
  • lacquer
  • lamination
  • overlay
  • painting
  • plaster
  • priming
  • roughcast
  • set
  • tinge
  • varnish
  • wash
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How to use whitewashing in a sentence

The roots may also be pounded out, cleaned and made into brushes for painting or whitewashing houses.
PHILIPPINE MATSHUGO H. MILLER
The interior of this church has suffered both from neglect and whitewashing at various times.
TYROL AND ITS PEOPLECLIVE HOLLAND
For thorough cleansing after all loose dirt has been swept away nothing is superior54 to whitewashing.
MAKING A POULTRY HOUSEMARY ROBERTS CONOVER
And mother says you better clean the cellar right away, and she wondered if youd feel equal to whitewashing it.
AUNT CRETE'S EMANCIPATIONGRACE LIVINGSTON HILL
This was followed by another directing their destruction, and the whitewashing of the walls of churches ornamented with them.
HISTORY OF THE INTELLECTUAL DEVELOPMENT OF EUROPE, VOLUME I (OF 2)JOHN WILLIAM DRAPER
Instead of merely whitewashing the walls of the churches, he adorned them with pictures of beasts and birds.
HISTORY OF THE INTELLECTUAL DEVELOPMENT OF EUROPE, VOLUME I (OF 2)JOHN WILLIAM DRAPER
We are all of us familiar with the process of 'whitewashing' historical characters.
FRAY LUIS DE LENJAMES FITZMAURICE-KELLY
Lime once slacked can be kept from one whitewashing to another and from year to year merely by keeping it always wet.
THE LIBRARY OF WORK AND PLAY: HOUSEKEEPINGELIZABETH HALE GILMAN
They came to a house where two youthful donkeys were whitewashing the wall, and Dorothy stopped a moment to watch them.
THE ROAD TO OZL. FRANK BAUM
Tom Sawyer's friends derived much pleasure from whitewashing the fence, and even paid for the privilege.
BOBBY OF THE LABRADORDILLON WALLACE
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WORDS RELATED TO WHITEWASHING

  • bark
  • coating
  • crust
  • finish
  • glaze
  • gloss
  • lacquer
  • lamination
  • layer
  • overlay
  • painting
  • plaster
  • priming
  • roughcast
  • set
  • tinge
  • varnish
  • wash
  • whitewashing
  • condoning
  • diminishing
  • justifying
  • lessening
  • mitigating
  • moderating
  • qualifying
  • reducing
  • softening
  • varnishing
  • whitewashing
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.