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Definition 1: a photograph that is printed on smooth shiny paper - [noun denoting artifact]

(glossy is a kind of ...) a representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide or in digital format

Definition 2: a magazine printed on good quality paper - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for glossy in the sense of this definition

(glossy is a kind of ...) a periodic publication containing pictures and stories and articles of interest to those who purchase it or subscribe to it

"it takes several years before a magazine starts to break even or make money"

Definition 3: superficially attractive and stylish; suggesting wealth or expense - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where glossy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a glossy TV series

Synonyms for glossy in the sense of this definition

(glossy is similar to ...) pleasing to the eye or mind especially through beauty or charm

"a remarkably attractive young man" "an attractive personality" "attractive clothes" "a book with attractive illustrations"

Definition 4: reflecting light - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where glossy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • glistening bodies of swimmers
  • the horse's glossy coat
  • lustrous auburn hair
  • saw the moon like a shiny dime on a deep blue velvet carpet
  • shining white enamel

Synonyms for glossy in the sense of this definition

(glossy is similar to ...) emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts

"the sun was bright and hot" "a bright sunlit room"

Definition 5: (of paper and fabric and leather) having a surface made smooth and shiny especially by pressing between rollers - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where glossy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • calendered paper
  • glossy paper

Synonyms for glossy in the sense of this definition

(glossy is similar to ...) having a shiny surface or coating

"glazed fabrics" "glazed doughnuts"

Definition 6: based on pretense; deceptively pleasing - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where glossy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the gilded and perfumed but inwardly rotten nobility
  • meretricious praise
  • a meretricious argument

Synonyms for glossy in the sense of this definition

(glossy is similar to ...) lacking sincerity

"a charming but thoroughly insincere woman" "their praise was extravagant and insincere"

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