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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.


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

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

Antonymscommencement, beginning, start

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