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English adjective: gilded

1. gilded having the deep slightly brownish color of gold

SamplesLong aureate (or golden) hair.
A gold carpet.

Synonymsaureate, gilt, gold, golden


Antonymsachromatic, neutral

2. gilded based on pretense; deceptively pleasing

SamplesThe gilded and perfumed but inwardly rotten nobility.
Meretricious praise.
A meretricious argument.

Synonymsmeretricious, specious



3. gilded rich and superior in quality

SamplesA princely sum.
Gilded dining rooms.

Synonymsdeluxe, grand, luxurious, opulent, princely, sumptuous



4. gilded made from or covered with gold

SamplesGold coins.
The gold dome of the Capitol.
The golden calf.
Gilded icons.

Synonymsgold, golden

Similarmetal, metallic

Antonymsnonmetal, nonmetallic

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