Synonyms for (noun) whitewash

Synonyms: whitewash

Definition: a specious or deceptive clearing that attempts to gloss over failings and defects

Similar words: clearing

Definition: the act of freeing from suspicion


Synonyms: whitewash

Definition: wash consisting of lime and size in water; used for whitening walls and other surfaces

Similar words: wash

Definition: a thin coat of water-base paint


Synonyms: whitewash

Definition: a defeat in which the losing person or team fails to score

Similar words: licking, defeat

Definition: an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest

Usage: it was a narrow defeat; the army's only defeat; they suffered a convincing licking

Synonyms for (verb) whitewash

Synonyms: whitewash

Definition: exonerate by means of a perfunctory investigation or through biased presentation of data

Similar words: acquit, assoil, exculpate, exonerate, discharge, clear

Definition: pronounce not guilty of criminal charges

Usage: The suspect was cleared of the murder charges


Synonyms: whitewash

Definition: cover with whitewash

Usage: whitewash walls

Similar words: wash

Definition: apply a thin coating of paint, metal, etc., to


Synonyms: hush up, gloss over, sleek over, whitewash

Definition: cover up a misdemeanor, fault, or error

Usage: Let's not whitewash the crimes of Stalin; She tried to gloss over her mistakes

Similar words: cover, cover up

Definition: hide from view or knowledge

Usage: The President covered the fact that he bugged the offices in the White House