1. [ noun ] (color) wash consisting of lime and size in water; used for whitening walls and other surfaces
Related terms: wash
2. [ verb ] (criminal law) exonerate by means of a perfunctory investigation or through biased presentation of data
Related terms: acquit
3. [ verb ] cover with whitewash; as of walls
Related terms: wash wash calcimine
4. [ verb ] cover up a misdemeanor, fault, or error
Synonyms: sleek_over hush_up gloss_over

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

Related terms: cover
5. [ noun ] a specious or deceptive clearing that attempts to gloss over failings and defects
Related terms: clearing
6. [ noun ] a defeat in which the losing person or team fails to score
Related terms: defeat
7. [ noun ] the act of vindicating or defending against criticism or censure etc.
Synonyms: vindication exoneration

"friends provided a vindication of his position"

Related terms: clearing justification rehabilitation acquit
Similar spelling:   white_ash