un gilded

gilded

[gil-did]
adjective
1.
covered or highlighted with gold or something of a golden color.
2.
having a pleasing or showy appearance that conceals something of little worth.

Origin:
before 1000; gild1 + -ed2; replacing Middle English gild, Old English gegyld

nongilded, adjective
ungilded, adjective

gilded, golden.
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gilded
late O.E.; in modern use the more dignified pp. form of gild (q.v.). Shakespeare's lilies were never gilded. The quote ("King John," iv.2) is, "To gild refined gold, to paint the lily."
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