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Synonyms for tarnish
ˈtɑr nɪʃ

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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.

    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

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"

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. tarnishverb

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

  2. tarnishnoun

    Synonyms:
    soil, stain, spot, blemish, blot

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. tarnishverb

    Synonyms:
    dim, sully, besmirch, blacken, deface

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "tarnish":

    besmirch, sully

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How to use tarnish in a sentence?

  1. President Erdogan:

    There is an attempt to tarnish Turkey by using press freedom when it is in fact measures taken against terrorism, i dispute this. Nowhere in Europe or in other countries is there a media that is as free as the press in Turkey.

  2. Andrew Gillan:

    We don't see weaker Asian currencies as a positive for stock markets, but it's a little bit unfair to tarnish the whole of Asia as higher risk.

  3. Eugene Volokh:

    It's a difficult zone to navigate, do I leave my reputation tarnished or do I say something that might even tarnish my reputation further ?

  4. 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.

  5. Brandon Greenberg:

    We sincerely apologize if we offended anyone or if any images were use inappropriately, this was inspired from an image that was obtained from a meme circulating around social media. This was by no means part of an advertising campaign intended to tarnish the Sesame Street brand, but we recognize the issue and all versions of this image have been removed from all Mately websites and social media pages.

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Translations for tarnish

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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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