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Synonyms for gild

to give a deceptively attractive appearance to

to make superficially more acceptable or appealing

Synonyms for gild

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One thing you might be mindful of now, is of over gilding the lily.
And if, by some miracle, he can also grasp the elemental truth that it is in India's interests to make it easier for Pakistan to tackle the extremism that it faces, that would be gilding the lily, but if he cannot or will not, platitudes about 'building trust' will not suffice.
Pop a beautiful, sweet lobster tail on either side of a ribeye and I won't say it's gilding the lily u it's fabulous.
If it were mine I might consider adding a blanket woven by craftsmen from the Sharqiyah Au blankets like these are available from the Omani Heritage Gallery in Jawaharat AAAEShatti Au although this might be gilding the lily.
No, I must dig a bit deeper; even at the risk of stating the obvious, or worse, gilding the lily.
To suggest that Janet Korakas suffers interminably for her art would be over dramatising, even gilding the lily, and although the path she travels may not have always been a smooth one, Korakas harbours a positivity towards art, life and the universe which is infectious and reaffirming.
You may think that this is overkill or even gilding the lily of just paying attention.
Going above those points is, well, gilding the lily for anyone who is interested in the solid reproduction of good music.
For this particular race, I'd be gilding the lily if I went a little bit too much with the superlatives.
There are certain aspects to this story that do not sound altogether credible, and you're left with the impression that the authors might have been gilding the lily to enhance MIG's involvement.
Ludovic's tiny-voiced interior monologue is perhaps gilding the lily, but there is a warmth and charm to these creatures that has largely been missing from Hoedeman's films for the past decade or so.
It would be gilding the lily to heap new praise on Bo Carpelan for I det sedda (In What Is Seen), his sixteenth book of lyrics: the diction, as ever, is quietly elegant, the tone quietly elegiac, the concerns those we know from the past (nature, memories, relationships, music, aging) and here captured by an eye (and heart) as vigilant as ever before.
This judgment underscores the fact that Corporate America must do more than create the appearance of shareholder value and tell the truth to investors without gilding the lily.
I've always thought Joyce Kilmer was gilding the lily a bit when he made this the opening line of one of his best-known poems: "I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree.