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whitewash

Synonyms of whitewash in English:

noun

  • the report was dismissed as a whitewash
    cover-up, -gate, camouflage, disguise, mask, concealment, suppression, deception, false front, facade, veneer, pretext
    [Antonyms] exposé
  • verb

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  • I just want to make sure they don't whitewash what happened
    gloss over, deal rapidly with, downplay, make light of, soft-pedal, minimize, de-emphasize, treat as unimportant
    [Antonyms] expose
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