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Gloze vs Glozer - What's the difference?

gloze | glozer |

As nouns the difference between gloze and glozer

is that gloze is a comment in the margin while glozer is (obsolete) a flatterer.

As a verb gloze

is to extenuate, explain away, gloss over.




(en noun)
  • A comment in the margin.
  • Flattery.
  • False appearance.
  • A specious show, a deceit.
  • Verb

  • To extenuate, explain away, gloss over.
  • *1977 , , Penguin Classics, p. 279:
  • *:Of what were generative organs made? / And for what profit were those creatures wrought? / [...] / Gloze as you will and plead the explanation / That they were only made for the purgation / Of urine, little things of no avail / Except to know a female from a male / [...].
  • *1978': On a rock orchid, the roundness and '''gloze / Of a lapith's bum! — Peter Porter, from 'Piero di Cosimo on the Shoalhaven' in ''The Cost of Seriousness , 1978
  • *William Shakespeare & Anonymous; Pericles, Prince of Tyre :
    Heaven, that I had thy head! he has found the meaning:
    But I will gloze with him. — Young prince of Tyre.
  • To smooth over; to palliate.
  • * I. Taylor
  • By glozing the evil that is in the world.


    * See also




    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) A flatterer.
  • (Webster 1913)