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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. blot

    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.

    blemish, 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. blotverb

    obscure, tarnish, spoil, sully, spot, discolor, pollute, obliterate, erase, blur, stain, blotch, smear, smutch

    elucidate, clear, absterge, perpetuate, cleanse, manifest, conserve

  2. blot

    erase, efface, cancel, expunge, wipe out, obliterate, destroy

    restore, replace

Princeton's WordNet

  1. smudge, spot, blot, daub, smear, smirch, slurnoun

    a blemish made by dirt

    "he had a smudge on his cheek"

    smudge, bit, patch, dapple, office, speckle, pip, touch, cytosmear, place, smear, aspersion, daub, fleck, cytologic smear, maculation, slur, post, stain, malignment, position, smirch, vilification, billet, spotlight, spot, point, situation, berth, topographic point

  2. blot, smear, smirch, spot, stainverb

    an act that brings discredit to the person who does it

    "he made a huge blot on his copybook"

    vilification, billet, berth, place, spot, mark, grunge, touch, dapple, discolouration, post, grease, spotlight, topographic point, point, bit, brand, position, smear, cytosmear, grime, stigma, fleck, slur, dirt, maculation, daub, speckle, malignment, smudge, filth, discoloration, smirch, situation, office, stain, soil, pip, cytologic smear, patch

  3. blotverb

    dry (ink) with blotting paper

    spot, fleck, blob

  4. spot, fleck, blob, blotverb

    make a spot or mark onto

    "The wine spotted the tablecloth"

    blemish, recognise, tell apart, fleck, spot, distinguish, descry, espy, spy, blob, pick out, recognize, discern, make out

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. blotverb

    efface, obliterate, erase, cancel, expunge, rub out, blot out, scratch out, strike out

  2. blotverb

    spot, stain, blur, disfigure

  3. blotverb

    tarnish, sully, disgrace

  4. blotnoun

    obliteration, erasure, blotting

  5. blotnoun

    blur, spot, stain, blemish

  6. blotnoun

    disgrace, cause of reproach

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. blotnoun

    stain, blemish, smutch, smooch, reproach, erasure, obliteration

  2. blotverb

    stain, spot, blur, blemish, sully, disgrace, tarnish, dishonor, efface, erase, delete, obliterate, expunge, obscure, eclipse

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "blot":

    stain, blemish, disgrace, spot, slick

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How to use blot in a sentence?

  1. Queretaro Gov. Mauricio Kuri:

    They were savagely injured, which is a shame and a blot on soccer, for these type of things to happen, in a place that should be for families to go and have fun. This is totally unacceptable.

  2. Giuseppe Mazzini:

    Love and respect woman. Look to her not only for comfort, but for strength and inspiration and the doubling of your intellectual and moral powers. Blot out from your mind any idea of superiority you have none.

  3. Alan B. Watts:

    But my dear man, reality is only a Rorschach ink-blot, you know.

  4. Gary Wickersham:

    What I did that day for those 22 minutes, I look at that as a dark blot in comparison to serving my country for three years back in the'60s.

  5. H Hahn Blavatsky:

    Live neither in the present nor the future, but in the eternal. The giant weed (of evil) cannot flower there this blot upon existence is wiped out by the very atmosphere of eternal thought.

Translations for blot

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  • попивам, петно, заличавам, опетнявам, позор, зацапвам, безчестие, голBulgarian
  • ablöschen, Fleck, KlecksGerman
  • makuloEsperanto
  • emborronar, mancharSpanish
  • imeytyä, imaista, imeä, tahra, piilotella, tahrataFinnish
  • tacher, souillure, tacheFrench
  • makuloIdo
  • macchiare, macchiaItalian
  • так, төгүлгөн сыя, уятKyrgyz
  • vlek, schandvlekDutch
  • pătaRomanian
  • позор, клякса, пятноRussian
  • плямаUkrainian
  • 污点Chinese

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