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Synonyms for blemish
ˈblɛm ɪʃblem·ish

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. blemish

    Whatever mars the beauty or completeness of an object is a blemish, whether original, as squinting eyes, or the result of accident or disease, etc., as the pits of smallpox. A blemish is superficial; a flaw or taint is in structure or substance. In the moral sense, we speak of a blot or stain upon reputation; a flaw or taint in character. A defect is the want or lack of something; fault, primarily a failing, is something that fails of an apparent intent or disappoints a natural expectation; thus a sudden dislocation or displacement of geological strata is called a fault. Figuratively, a blemish comes from one's own ill-doing; a brand or stigma is inflicted by others; as, the brand of infamy.

    Synonyms:
    blot, blur, brand, crack, daub, defacement, defect, deformity, dent, disfigurement, disgrace, dishonor, fault, flaw, imperfection, injury, reproach, smirch, soil, speck, spot, stain, stigma, taint, tarnish

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. blemish

    Synonyms:
    spot, blur, blot, flaw, speck, fault, imperfection, stain, daub, tarnish, defacement, discoloration, disfigurement, disgrace, dishonor, defect

    Antonyms:
    purity, unsulliedness, honor, intactness

Princeton's WordNet

  1. blemish, defect, marverb

    a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body)

    "a facial blemish"

    Synonyms:
    mar, flaw, fault, defect, shortcoming

  2. deface, disfigure, blemishverb

    mar or spoil the appearance of

    "scars defaced her cheeks"; "The vandals disfigured the statue"

    Synonyms:
    disfigure, spot, flaw, deface

  3. blemish, spotverb

    mar or impair with a flaw

    "her face was blemished"

    Synonyms:
    tell apart, blob, recognize, recognise, flaw, descry, fleck, espy, pick out, deface, spy, disfigure, distinguish, blot, make out, discern, spot

  4. flaw, blemishverb

    add a flaw or blemish to; make imperfect or defective

    Synonyms:
    disfigure, spot, flaw, deface

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. blemishverb

    Synonyms:
    stain, sully, blur, spot, tarnish, mar, injure, taint

  2. blemishverb

    Synonyms:
    defame, vilify, traduce, ASPERSE, calumniate, slander, malign, revile, run down, speak ill of

  3. blemishnoun

    Synonyms:
    stain, spot, defect, speck, blur, soil, tarnish, flaw, fault

  4. blemishnoun

    Synonyms:
    disgrace, dishonor, reproach, taint

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. blemishnoun

    Synonyms:
    defect, fault, imperfection, eyesore, disfigurement, blot

  2. blemishverb

    Synonyms:
    deface, mar, disfigure, sully

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "blemish":

    blot, stain, smear, soiling, spot

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#26968discern
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#43708discoloration
#46613taint
#48486deformity
#51950tarnish
#55818shortcoming
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#59800dishonor
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#91218disfigurement
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#113170daub
#187966disfigure
#274347descry

How to use blemish in a sentence?

  1. Thomas Vinson:

    I signed up for the Air Force to take care of and defend this country, i took that oath to the Constitution and I know I broke that oath that day by entering that building and participating in the events of January 6. It's blemish that's going to be on myself, my family for the rest of my life, and the country, and into the history books.

  2. Sheldon Whitehouse:

    I think it's not only wrong, i think it's really low. This is a woman who has worked in the Department of Justice under Republican and Democratic administrations without blemish for 27 years.

  3. The Talmud:

    Mention not a blemish which is thy own in detraction of a neighbour.

  4. Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams:

    This is a blemish on our entire city. Anytime our well-trained police officers can not de-escalate a situation between mother and child without looking like Border Patrol police snatching away babies and children, that says that we're not doing what we need to do correctly.

  5. Donald Trump:

    He's an outstanding intellect. An outstanding judge. Respected by everybody. Never even had a little blemish on his record. The FBI has I think gone through a process six times with him over the years where he went to higher and higher positions. He is somebody very special.


Translations for blemish

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  • عيبArabic
  • недостатък, петня, петно, позоря, позорBulgarian
  • MakelGerman
  • mancha, marca, maca, perjudicar, mancharSpanish
  • tahrata, tahra, pilata, jälki, vikaFinnish
  • פגם, פגם מוסריHebrew
  • արատավորել, փչացնել, թերություն, արատ, բիծArmenian
  • macchiaItalian
  • tongatongaMāori
  • mancha, máculaPortuguese
  • cusurRomanian
  • недостаток, дефект, пятно, портить, изъян, позорRussian
  • škvrna, fľakSlovak
  • కళంకముTelugu
  • بیوقوفUrdu

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