Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun gossamer

2 senses of gossamer

Sense 1
gossamer -- (a gauze fabric with an extremely fine texture)
       => gauze, netting, veiling -- (a net of transparent fabric with a loose open weave)

Sense 2
cobweb, gossamer -- (filaments from a web that was spun by a spider)
       => fibril, filament, strand -- (a very slender natural or synthetic fiber)

Antonyms of adj gossamer

2 senses of gossamer

Sense 1
ethereal, gossamer -- (characterized by unusual lightness and delicacy; "this smallest and most ethereal of birds"; "gossamer shading through his playing")

INDIRECT (VIA delicate) -> rugged -- (sturdy and strong in constitution or construction; enduring; "with a house full of boys you have to have rugged furniture")

Sense 2
diaphanous, filmy, gauzy, gauze-like, gossamer, see-through, sheer, transparent, vaporous, vapourous, cobwebby -- (so thin as to transmit light; "a hat with a diaphanous veil"; "filmy wings of a moth"; "gauzy clouds of dandelion down"; "gossamer cobwebs"; "sheer silk stockings"; "transparent chiffon"; "vaporous silks")

INDIRECT (VIA thin) -> thick -- (not thin; of a specific thickness or of relatively great extent from one surface to the opposite usually in the smallest of the three solid dimensions; "an inch thick"; "a thick board"; "a thick sandwich"; "spread a thick layer of butter"; "thick coating of dust"; "thick warm blankets")

Similarity of adj gossamer

2 senses of gossamer

Sense 1
ethereal, gossamer -- (characterized by unusual lightness and delicacy; "this smallest and most ethereal of birds"; "gossamer shading through his playing")
       => delicate (vs. rugged) -- (exquisitely fine and subtle and pleasing; susceptible to injury; "a delicate violin passage"; "delicate china"; "a delicate flavor"; "the delicate wing of a butterfly")

Sense 2
diaphanous, filmy, gauzy, gauze-like, gossamer, see-through, sheer, transparent, vaporous, vapourous, cobwebby -- (so thin as to transmit light; "a hat with a diaphanous veil"; "filmy wings of a moth"; "gauzy clouds of dandelion down"; "gossamer cobwebs"; "sheer silk stockings"; "transparent chiffon"; "vaporous silks")
       => thin (vs. thick) -- (of relatively small extent from one surface to the opposite or in cross section; "thin wire"; "a thin chiffon blouse"; "a thin book"; "a thin layer of paint")

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