waxen


Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • adj

Synonyms for waxen

Synonyms for waxen

Synonyms for waxen

made of or covered with wax

Synonyms

having the paleness of wax

Synonyms

Related Words

References in periodicals archive ?
Even if Imelda and kin refused to inter Marcos' remains and let him 'lie' aboveground, nobody forced the issue because, well, maybe they thought it was better to let sleeping dogs (or waxen mummies) lie.
A room where the neighbours trooped in solemn procession to view with curious dread the waxen faces of the white-satin- dressed dead.
A pupa became mature in 5-6 d after the onset of pupation, and it had brown and waxen body, black compound eyes, and black striped wings.
In addition to the usual interesting exhibits Whatman's waxen marionettes took a prominent part in the programme.
And now, a heap of roses beside the sea, white rugosa beside the foaming hem of shore: brave, waxen candles .
Waxen cuticlesemanate from your face, as yet unpreened.
The two "self-confessed dirty rotten scoundrels" do much more than waxen twist their moustaches - they mix brainbusting illusion and good old-fashioned tomfoolery.
The legend of Icarus, who flew too close to the sun and lost his wings when their waxen fittings melted, plays through the piece as a poetic commentary on a commuter flight to Cleveland (on Current Airlines) on which total strangers, mainly in internal monologues, share their fears.
I saw the red luster of the glove against the waxen tint of Petch's cheeks and points of sweat burst from the side of his head and his cheeks went chasing after them, as if adhered to his skin by filament.
40) Early in 1579, they ordered special interrogation of witches at Windsor thought to have killed several people using waxen images, to see if they had any knowledge relevant to a recently discovered "practise of that device very likely intended to the destruction of her Majesty's person.
The exhibition, Idriss told The Daily Star, is something of a waxen climax to his time in Lebanon.
Focusing on the way skin picks up light: chalky matte, balmily waxen or with a dem/glow--and often within the realm of a singular face.
DAVID REED The Emperor's Golden Silken Army Knew your guilt Your white waxen face, Raven hair, almond eyes and ruby lips.
And he often sculpted small wax figurines on which to model his characters' costumes, so maybe that, too, had an influence on his waxen skin tones.
It's not that these things don't surface from time to time--they do, to take one example, in Stoltzfus's claim that Hemingway appropriates Gustave Flaubert's image of Emma as a waxen statue for the closing of A Farewell to Arms.