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English noun: finishing

1. finishing (attribute) a decorative texture or appearance of a surface (or the substance that gives it that appearance)


SamplesThe boat had a metallic finish.
He applied a coat of a clear finish.
When the finish is too thin it is difficult to apply evenly.


Synonymscoating, finish


Broader (hypernym)decorativeness


Narrower (hyponym)glaze, shoeshine

2. finishing (act) the act of finishing


SamplesHis best finish in a major tournament was third.
The speaker's finishing was greeted with applause.


Synonymsfinish


Broader (hypernym)closing, completion, culmination, mop up, windup


Narrower (hyponym)close, closing curtain, finale, finis


Antonymscommencement, beginning, start









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