Dictionary Results for whitewash

1. whitewash - noun

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

Hypernym(s): defeat, licking

2. whitewash - noun

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

Hypernym(s): wash

3. whitewash - noun

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

Hypernym(s): clearing

4. whitewash - verb

· cover up a misdemeanor, fault, or error; "Let's not whitewash the crimes of Stalin"; "She tried to gloss over her mistakes"

Synonym(s): gloss_over, sleek_over, hush_up

Hypernym(s): cover, cover_up

5. whitewash - verb

· cover with whitewash; "whitewash walls"

Hypernym(s): wash

6. whitewash - verb

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

Hypernym(s): acquit, assoil, clear, discharge, exonerate, exculpate

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