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gilded

[ gil-did ]
/ ˈgɪl dɪd /
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adjective

covered or highlighted with gold or something of a golden color.
having a pleasing or showy appearance that conceals something of little worth.

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Origin of gilded

before 1000; gild1 + -ed2; replacing Middle English gild,Old English gegyld
non·gild·ed, adjectiveun·gild·ed, adjective
gilded , golden
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