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Princeton's WordNet

  1. contamination, taint(verb)

    the state of being contaminated

    pollution, contamination, contaminant

  2. defile, sully, corrupt, taint, cloud(verb)

    place under suspicion or cast doubt upon

    "sully someone's reputation"

    subvert, besmirch, fog, calumniate, foul, infect, overcast, becloud, befoul, maculate, slander, demoralise, dapple, cloud, misdirect, debase, pervert, demoralize, sully, defame, asperse, vitiate, profane, defile, obscure, mist, stain, haze over, smear, denigrate, deprave, mottle, tarnish, buy, befog, grease one's palms, smirch, bribe, debauch, spoil, corrupt, obnubilate

  3. infect, taint(verb)

    contaminate with a disease or microorganism

    cloud, defile, corrupt, sully, infect

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. taint

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. taint

    imbue, impregnate, infect, defile, corrupt, stain, sully, tarnish, contaminate, vitiate, poison, pollute, blot, disgrace, dishonor

    disinfect, purify, cleanse, efface, signalize, credit

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. taint(v. a.)

    imbue, impregnate

  2. taint(v. a.)

    corrupt, infect, contaminate, defile, poison, make noxious, make putrid

  3. taint(v. a.)

    tarnish, stain, sully

  4. taint(n.)

    tincture, tinge, stain

  5. taint(n.)

    infection, corruption, depravation, contamination, defilement

  6. taint(n.)

    fault, blemish, defect, flaw, spot

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  1. List of paraphrases:

    anus, stain

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