What is another word for glossiness?

Pronunciation: [ɡlˈɒsɪnəs] (IPA)

Glossiness refers to the shiny and reflective nature of a surface. There are several synonyms for glossiness including luster, sheen, shine, polish, gleam, and brilliance. Luster refers to the quality of reflecting light evenly and brightly. Sheen refers to a reflective quality that is softer and less intense than shine. Shine is a general term that describes the quality of a reflective surface. Polish refers to the smoothness and shine that is achieved through careful rubbing or polishing. Gleam refers to a bright, quick flash of light that shimmers. Brilliance refers to an intense and radiant brightness, often associated with luxury and opulence.

What are the hypernyms for Glossiness?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for glossiness?

Glossiness, which refers to the smooth and shiny appearance of a surface, has several antonyms. The opposite of glossiness can be dullness, which implies a lack of shine, polish or radiance. Another antonym is roughness, which indicates that the surface is uneven or coarse, and lacking in smoothness. Moreover, a surface can be described as matte or flat when it is opposite to glossiness. Matte refers to a surface that is not shiny, or glossy, while flat means that the surface is level or even, but it also lacks the luster that comes with glossiness. In summary, depending on the context, the antonyms for glossiness could be dullness, roughness, matte, or flat.

What are the antonyms for Glossiness?

Usage examples for Glossiness

Only certain articles or parts of articles will require this part of the process, to give them body or stiffness and, it may be, glossiness.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Management"
Ministry of Education
Next see to the length and texture of the pelage-its glossiness, and its freedom from cinder-holes, or the reverse.
"The Domestic Cat"
Gordon Stables
"But it's my hat," said Mr. Hearty, endeavouring to restore something of its lost glossiness.
"Adventures of Bindle"
Herbert George Jenkins

Famous quotes with Glossiness

  • In the morning when we began straggling out in small parties on our way to the trial, several of us went down in the elevator with three entirely correct old gentlemen looking much alike in their sleekness, pinkness, baldness, glossiness of grooming, such stereotypes as no proletarian novelist of the time would have dared to use as the example of a capitalist monster in his novel. We were pale and tightfaced; our eyelids were swollen; no doubt in spite of hot coffee and cold baths, we looked rumpled, unkempt, disreputable, discredited, vaguely guilty, pretty well frayed out by then. The gentlemen regarded us glossily, then turned to each other. As we descended the many floors in silence, one of them said to the others in a cream-cheese voice, "It is very pleasant to know we may expect things to settle down properly again," and the others nodded with wise, smug, complacent faces. To this day, I can feel again my violent desire just to slap his whole slick face all over at once, hard, with the flat of my hand, or better, some kind of washing bat or any useful domestic appliance being applied where it would really make an impression — a butter paddle — something he would feel through that smug layer of too-well-fed fat.
    Katherine Anne Porter

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