whitewashing

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

whitewash +‎ -ing

NounEdit

whitewashing (plural whitewashings)

  1. The application of whitewash.
  2. (figurative) The effacement of errors or bad actions.
    Synonym: whitewash
    Antonym: blackwashing
    • 2007 July 15, “The Nixonian Whitewash, Scrubbed”, in New York Times[1]:
      The institution insulted history by peddling ludicrous whitewashings — describing the Watergate criminal conspiracy as a “coup” by Nixon’s political rivals fed by fake scoops purchased by the Woodstein investigative duo at The Washington Post.
  3. (derogatory) The revisionist portrayal of something as to over-favor the Caucasian/white populaces.

Derived termsEdit

VerbEdit

whitewashing

  1. present participle of whitewash