gilded gilded  /ˈɡɪl dɪd/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) having the deep slightly brownish color of gold
  2. (adj) based on pretense; deceptively pleasing
  3. (adj) rich and superior in quality
  4. (adj) made from or covered with gold

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Aisin-Gioro Pu Yi, the 10th ruler of the Manchu Dynasty, was born to the gilded splendor of the Forbidden City and ascended to the throne in 1908.
  2. In the intervening 112 years, the coveted awards have been rectangular, ridged, doughnut-like, gilded and--for the 1972 Sapporo Winter Games--shaped like an amorphous blob.
  3. While people think of Murdoch as rough-hewn and self-made, which in many ways he is, his background is gilded: he studied at Oxford and inherited his first newspaper.

News

  1. LATEST NEWS

    The 13-foot-tall sculpture called Diana features the goddess poised to shoot an arrow. Once brightly gilded, it has since faded to gray-green. Artist Augustus Saint-Gaudens created the work in the 1890s.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Greenwich Time

  2. The Driehaus Museum Announces Summer Schedule with New and Popular Tour Experiences

    CHICAGO, June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This summer, the Driehaus Museum is offering a variety of ways to experience its interiors, collection, Gilded Age history, and the surrounding neighborhood.Acoustiguide Audio Tour – Guests may soon choose a new, private experience of highlights from the Driehaus Collection of Fine and Decorative Arts. The digital, random-access audio guide ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! News

  3. On the Racked: Golden Dinos at Louis Vuitton; Nordstrom Rack For DoBro

    And now, the latest from Racked NY, shopping and retail from the sidewalks up... 1) Midtown: The Louis Vuitton store on 57th Street has gone prehistoric with its latest window display, which features gold-gilded dinosaurs among the mannequins. 2) Downtown...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Curbed New York

Quotes

  1. "This administration has accelerated these trends through its tax policies and spending priorities to the point where there is greater income inequality now than at any time since the Gilded Age," Obama said.
    on Sep 17, 2007 By: Barack Obama Source: FOXNews

  2. Now, I'm not sure that'sa fair characterization of the 1992 Clinton campaign, which had a strong streak of populism, beginning with a speech in which Mr. Clinton described the 1980s as a "gilded age of greed."
    on Jan 28, 2008 By: Bill Clinton Source: New York Times

  3. "Despite these mummies being footless they are very well preserved and wearing gilded masks," says Zahi Hawass, secretary-general of the SCA .The eastern side of the necropolis, the site of Graeco-Roman burials, contained three more mummies,...
    on Jan 24, 2008 By: Zahi Hawass Source: Al-Ahram Weekly

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