gilded

gilded
/gil"did/, adj.
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.
[bef. 1000; GILD1 + -ED2; r. ME gild, OE gegyld]

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