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Synonyms for tarnish
ˈtɑr nɪʃtar·nish

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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.

    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

    bedim, bedarken, dull, stain

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tarnishverb

    discoloration of metal surface caused by oxidation

  2. tarnish, stain, maculate, sully, defileverb

    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"

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. tarnishverb

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

  2. tarnishnoun

    soil, stain, spot, blemish, blot

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. tarnishverb

    dim, sully, besmirch, blacken, deface

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  1. List of paraphrases for "tarnish":

    besmirch, sully

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  1. Ecuadorian Foreign Ministry:

    The Ecuadorian government notices that these falsehoods are also an attempt to tarnish the dignity of the country, when they issue falsehoods, the asylee and his associates express once more their ingratitude and disrespect towards Ecuador, instead of showing gratitude towards the country that has welcomed him for nearly seven years, incurred significant expenditures to pay for his stay at the embassy, has borne their rudeness and to whom he, paradoxically, has filed a lawsuit against for adopting a cohabitation protocol in order to prevent his bad behavior from taking place again.

  2. De Gea:

    I was resting in my room, playing with the Play( station) and I was told about this story, i have no idea where this comes from and how this can be in the press. It's a way to tarnish someone's reputation. The first thing I did was to speak to my family so they wouldn't worry.

  3. Mark Schamel:

    For the past five years, those with an agenda have sought to expose Mr. Danchenko's identity and tarnish Igor Danchenko reputation while undermining U.S. National Security.

  4. Emeasoba George:

    Take nothing for granted no matter how small it appears to you. For, just a mark can pass or fail you. Even a little mistake can tarnish your image for life. -Emeasoba George

  5. Nisarat Jongwisan:

    The penalties will impede on a person's access to safe services and also tarnish the dignity of those women.

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  • تلطخArabic
  • tummua, hapettua, hapettuma, liata, tahria, tummentumaFinnish
  • धब्बा लगानाHindi
  • порочить, пятнать, делать тусклым, тускнеть, потускнение, окислениеRussian
  • besudla, skamfila, skada, fläckaSwedish

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    An antonym of "besotted"
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    • C. affluent
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