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  ( glossier    comparative)   ( glossiest    superlative  )
1       adj   Glossy means smooth and shiny.  
...glossy black hair..., The leaves were dark and glossy.     
2       adj   You can describe something as glossy if you think that it has been designed to look attractive but has little practical value or may have hidden faults.  
...a glossy new office..., British TV commercials are glossy and sophisticated.     
3       adj   Glossy magazines, leaflets, books, and photographs are produced on expensive, shiny paper.  
ADJ n  
...a glossy magazine called `Women Today'.     
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The glossies are expensive magazines which are printed on thick, shiny paper.  
INFORMAL      n-plural  

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bright, brilliant, burnished, glassy, glazed, lustrous, polished, sheeny, shining, shiny, silken, silky, sleek, smooth  
   drab, dull, mat or matt, subfusc  

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