gilded

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gilded

  1. simple past tense and past participle of gild

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gilded

  1. Having the color or quality of gold.
  2. Made of gold or covered by a thin layer of gold.
  3. Having a falsely pleasant appearance; sugarcoated.
    • 1596-97, William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, Act II Scene 7
      All that glisters is not gold;
      Often have you heard that told:
      Many a man his life hath sold
      But my outside to behold:
      Gilded tombs do worms infold.
      Had you been as wise as bold,
      Young in limbs, in judgement old,
      Your answer had not been inscroll'd:
      Fare you well; your suit is cold.

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