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Synonyms for taint

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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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. taint(n)

    infection, contamination, vitiation, defilement, pollution

  2. taint(v)

    imbue, impregnate, corrupt, infect, vitiate, sully, besmirch, discolor, contaminate

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    anus, stain

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  1. Erik Pevernagie:

    To be rich or to be poor, that is the question." Hunger or homelessness can signify poverty and so can mental or emotional deficiency. Hunger or homelessness are lethal physical hazards, if they bear the taint of starvation or hypothermia. Mental or emotional deficiencies are inexorable perils, if they are stained by the black mark of depression or hopelessness. The magic antidote in any circumstances is seeing the bright side of things, possibly "with a little help". ( "Homeless down in the corner" )

  2. Angus King:

    That's where it worries me that the President apparently has been pressing the intelligence community to find what he wants to find, the question should be,' Where did the virus come from ?' not' Don't you think it came from a lab ?' ... Because if they taint the intelligence before it gets to them, they're going to make bad decisions.

  3. Sarah Orne Jewett:

    'Taint't worthwhile to wear a day all out before it comes.

  4. William Shakespeare:

    I hate ingratitude more in a man than lying, vainness, babbling, drunkenness, or any taint of vice whose strong corruption inhabits our frail blood.

  5. Andreas Simic:

    A positive state of mind will take you far, never allow someone to taint your joy of life with the bitterness of their beliefs.” Andreas Simic

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