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Synonyms for taint
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. contamination, taint(verb)

    the state of being contaminated

    Synonyms:
    pollution, contamination, contaminant

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

    place under suspicion or cast doubt upon

    "sully someone's reputation"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Synonyms:
    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.

    Synonyms:
    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

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

    Antonyms:
    disinfect, purify, cleanse, efface, signalize, credit

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. taint(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    imbue, impregnate

  2. taint(v. a.)

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

  3. taint(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    tarnish, stain, sully

  4. taint(n.)

    Synonyms:
    tincture, tinge, stain

  5. taint(n.)

    Synonyms:
    infection, corruption, depravation, contamination, defilement

  6. taint(n.)

    Synonyms:
    fault, blemish, defect, flaw, spot

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    anus, stain

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