synonyms, antonyms, definitions, examples & translations of painted in English

English Online Dictionary. What means painted‎? What does painted mean?



  • IPA(key): /ˈpeɪntɪd/
  • Rhymes: -eɪntɪd



  1. simple past and past participle of paint


painted (not comparable)

  1. Coated with paint.
  2. Depicted in paint.
  3. Colorful, as if painted.
    the painted desert
    painted turtle
  4. Wearing makeup. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
    a painted lady
  5. (figurative) Superficial or cosmetic, without underlying depth of feeling.
    • c. 1953, H. A. DeRosso, .44 (page 143)
      He had his mouth close to Lily's ear, hoping that this might be interpreted as affection. He felt Lily go rigid beneath the arm he had clasped about her, but that painted smile stayed on her face.

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See also

  • finger-painted
  • painted by numbers
  • painted oneself into a corner
  • painted-out
  • painted the town red
  • painted with a broad brush
  • spray painted


  • antidep, depaint, inadept, pantied, patined, tenidap

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