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Synonyms for tarnish
ˈtɑr nɪʃ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tarnish(verb)

    discoloration of metal surface caused by oxidation

  2. tarnish, stain, maculate, sully, defile(verb)

    make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically

    "The silver was tarnished by the long exposure to the air"; "Her reputation was sullied after the affair with a married man"

    Synonyms:
    calumniate, maculate, asperse, smear, denigrate, slander, defile, corrupt, sully, stain, besmirch, smirch, defame, foul, taint, cloud, befoul

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. tarnish

    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, taint

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. tarnish

    Synonyms:
    bedim, bedarken, dull, stain

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. tarnish(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    soil, stain, sully, deface, discolor, dull, blemish

  2. tarnish(n.)

    Synonyms:
    soil, stain, spot, blemish, blot

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  1. List of paraphrases:

    besmirch, sully

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  • تلطخArabic
  • tummua, liata, tummentuma, tahria, hapettuma, hapettuaFinnish
  • धब्बा लगानाHindi
  • окисление, порочить, потускнение, тускнеть, делать тусклым, пятнатьRussian
  • fläcka, skada, skamfila, besudlaSwedish

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