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spɛkspeck

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. speck

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. speckadjective

    Synonyms:
    blemish, mite, bit, spot, particle

Princeton's WordNet

  1. speck, pinpointnoun

    a very small spot

    "the plane was just a speck in the sky"

    Synonyms:
    atom, jot, molecule, particle, touch, mote, tinge, soupcon, corpuscle, mite, pinpoint, pinch, hint

  2. atom, molecule, particle, corpuscle, mote, specknoun

    (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything

    Synonyms:
    mote, jot, soupcon, touch, tinge, blood corpuscle, molecule, corpuscle, blood cell, particle, hint, pinch, atom, mite, pinpoint, subatomic particle

  3. touch, hint, tinge, mite, pinch, jot, speck, soupconverb

    a slight but appreciable amount

    "this dish could use a touch of garlic"

    Synonyms:
    hint, touch, touch sensation, signature, intimation, mite, jot, wind, spot, apprehension, corpuscle, sense of touch, exigency, cutaneous senses, suggestion, confidential information, lead, arrest, touch modality, tactile sensation, tinge, soupcon, ghost, pinch, touching, particle, clue, taking into custody, steer, undertone, tactual sensation, skin senses, jotting, molecule, atom, pinpoint, collar, emergency, tweak, breath, feeling, contact, catch, trace, tip, mote

  4. speckverb

    produce specks in or on

    "speck the cloth"

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. specknoun

    Synonyms:
    stain, spot, flaw, blemish, blot

  2. specknoun

    Synonyms:
    bit, mite, mote, atom, particle, corpuscle, scintilla, small thing

  3. speckverb

    Synonyms:
    spot, stain (in spots)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. specknoun

    Synonyms:
    spot, stain, atom, mite, particle, bit

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "speck":

    dust, mote, grain

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How to use speck in a sentence?

  1. Alexander Gauland:

    Hitler and the Nazis are just a speck of bird poop in more than 1,000 years of successful German history, only those who acknowledge the part have the power to shape the future.

  2. Richard Gere:

    I have no interest, none, zero, there's not even a speck of me that goes 'boy, 'I'd really want to be a politician,'.


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