Definition of Gilded

1. Adjective. Having the deep slightly brownish color of gold. "A gold carpet"

Exact synonyms: Aureate, Gilt, Gold, Golden
Similar to: Chromatic
Derivative terms: Gilt, Gold

2. Adjective. Based on pretense; deceptively pleasing. "A meretricious argument"
Exact synonyms: Meretricious, Specious
Similar to: Insincere
Derivative terms: Meretriciousness, Speciousness

3. Adjective. Rich and superior in quality. "Gilded dining rooms"

4. Adjective. Made from or covered with gold. "Gilded icons"
Exact synonyms: Gold, Golden
Similar to: Metal, Metallic
Derivative terms: Gold, Gold

Definition of Gilded

1. Verb. (past of gild) ¹

2. Adjective. Having the color or quality of gold. ¹

3. Adjective. Made of gold or covered by a thin layer of gold. ¹

4. Adjective. Having a falsely pleasant appearance; sugarcoated. ¹

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Definition of Gilded

1. gild [v] - See also: gild

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gilded

gila monster
gilbert's disease
gild the lily
gilded (current term)
gilded cage
gilded cages
gilded flicker
gilded the lily
gilding metal
gilding the lily

Literary usage of Gilded

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1. A Guide to the Best Fiction in English by William Winter, George Saintsbury, Ernest Albert Baker (1918)
"Raymond's most popular performance was that of Colonel Sellers, in "The gilded Age"; his most artistic and important embodiment that of Ichabod Crane, ..."

2. The Furniture of Our Forefathers by Esther Singleton, Russell Sturgis (1913)
"The furniture in the reign of the grand monarque was principally gilded : gold glittered everywhere. In 1667, the Manufacture royalle des Meubles de la ..."

3. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"... altar I will offer up A heifer, one year old, and broad of front, Unbroken, ne'er submitted to the yoke : This will I offer, and with gilded horns. ..."

4. The Wallet of Time: Containing Personal, Biographical, and Critical by William Winter (1913)
"Raymond's most popular performance was that of Colonel Sellers, in "The gilded Age"; his most artistic and important embodiment that of Ichabod Crane, ..."

5. Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary, Historical and by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley (1902)
"WEBSTER, White Devil, ma I discern poison under your gilded PILLS. for TO PILL, Ibid. ... gilded THE PILL I was to swallow with a present of fifty ducats. ..."

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