Part of speech:
(Informal) A spot advertisement or announcement
Any of several plant diseases caused by fungi and resulting in brown or black dead areas on leaves or fruit.
(Biology) A sample, as of blood or bacterial cells, spread on a slide for microscopic examination or on the surface of a culture medium.
The definition of a stigma is something that takes away from one’s character or reputation.
Any remark or action that harms or is meant to harm someone's reputation; aspersion, reproach, stigma, etc.
The definition of a blemish is a flaw in something otherwise perfect or complete.
To change in color as by fading, streaking, or staining
To be a reason for disbelieving or distrusting; cast doubt on
To make evil, harmful, and often untrue statements about (someone).
The definition of a stain is a spot, a moral wrongdoing, or something used to add color.
That which brings dishonor; cause of shame or reproach; great discredit; as, vice is a disgrace to a rational being.
Any act, person, or thing that offends or shocks moral feelings of the community and leads to disgrace
To make (something) dirty.
To lower in pride; make modest or humble in mind
To utter or spread slander.
To besmirch is to dirty or spoil something or to damage someone's reputation
To stain (a reputation); disgrace
The definition of contaminate is to infect, corrupt or make impure.
To undergo degradation; decompose:
To fail or refuse to accept or pay (a note, bill, or check, for example).
To contaminate (water, air, etc.) with harmful chemicals, waste material, etc.
(Intransitive) To become dirty or soiled.
To affect or associate with something undesirable or reprehensible:
Tarnish is defined as to spoil or to discolor the surface of a piece of metal.
To put on (paint, etc.) with light, quick strokes
To apply a plaster to:
Soot, smut, grime, or dirt
A spot, splash, or stain, esp. one that is irregular
To spread with a greasy, sticky, or dirty substance
To damage the reputation, character, or good name of (someone) by slander or libel.
To attack the character or reputation of; speak ill of; defame:
To make maliciously or knowingly false statements about.
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