adjective see gossamer I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Gossamery — Gos sa*mer*y, a. Like gossamer; flimsy. [1913 Webster] The greatest master of gossamery affectation. De Quincey. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gossamery — See gossamer. * * * …   Universalium

  • gossamery — Synonyms and related words: air built, airy, attenuate, attenuated, breakable, brittle, bubbly, capillary, cheap jack, chimerical, cirrose, cirrous, clear, clear as crystal, cloud built, cobwebby, crumbly, crystal, crystal clear, crystalline,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • gossamery — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective So light and insubstantial as to resemble air or a thin film: aerial, aery, airy, diaphanous, ethereal, filmy, gauzy, gossamer, sheer2, transparent, vaporous, vapory. See THICK …   English dictionary for students

  • gossamery — adj. of gossamer; light and delicate; flimsy …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gossamery — a. Light, flimsy, unsubstantial …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • gossamery — gos·sa·mery …   English syllables

  • gossamery — mərē adjective : like gossamer : flimsy …   Useful english dictionary

  • Unsubstantiality — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Unsubstantiality >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 unsubstantiality unsubstantiality insubstantiality Sgm: N 1 nothingness nothingness nihility Sgm: N 1 no degree no degree no part no quantity no thing GRP: N 2 …   English dictionary for students

  • Levity — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Levity >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 levity levity Sgm: N 1 lightness lightness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 imponderability imponderability buoyancy volatility GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 feather feather …   English dictionary for students

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