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Another word for tarnish

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Verb
  1. To spoil the soundness or perfection of

      1. To reduce the value or quality of; impair or spoil:
      2. To corrupt morally; debase:
      3. To make ineffective (a contract or legal stipulation, for example); invalidate.
      1. The act or state of holding unreasonable preconceived judgments or convictions:
      2. An adverse judgment or opinion formed unfairly or without knowledge of the facts:
      3. Irrational suspicion or hatred of a particular social group, such as a race or the adherents of a religion.
      1. To inflict damage, especially disfiguring damage, on.
      2. To impair the soundness, perfection, or integrity of; spoil.
      3. A disfiguring mark; a blemish.
      1. To cause physical harm to; hurt:
      2. To experience injury in (oneself or a body part):
      3. To cause damage to; impair:
      1. To cause to weaken, be damaged, or diminish, as in quality:
      1. To cause physical damage or pain to (an individual or a body part); injure:
      2. To experience injury or pain to or in (an individual or a body part):
      3. To cause mental or emotional suffering to; distress:
      1. Physical or psychological damage or injury:
      2. Immoral or unjust effects:
      3. To do harm to:
      1. An imperfection, often concealed, that impairs soundness:
      2. A defect or shortcoming in something intangible:
      3. To cause a flaw in; make defective:
      1. Destruction or a loss in value, usefulness, or ability resulting from an action or event.
      2. Money required to be paid as compensation for an injury or wrong.
      3. Cost; price:
      1. A small mark that makes the appearance of something less attractive.
      2. An imperfection that mars or impairs; a flaw.
      3. To cause to have a small mark or marks that diminish attractiveness:
  2. To contaminate the reputation of

      1. To affect or associate with something undesirable or reprehensible:
      2. To expose to an infectious agent, toxin, or undesirable substance:
      3. To subject to decay or putrefaction:
      1. To mar the cleanness or luster of; soil or stain.
      2. To defile; taint:
      3. Something that stains or spots.
      1. To discolor, soil, or spot:
      2. To bring into disrepute; taint or tarnish:
      3. To change the color of (a piece of wood, for example) by applying a stain.
      1. To scatter (a liquid, for example) in drops or small amounts:
      2. To spot, splash, or soil with drops or small amounts:
      3. To strike or land on in a dispersed way:
      1. The top layer of the earth's surface in which plants can grow, consisting of rock and mineral particles mixed with decayed organic matter and having the capability of retaining water.
      2. A particular kind of earth or ground:
      3. Country; land:
      1. A particle of dirt or soot:
      2. A smudge made by soot, smoke, or dirt.
      3. Sexually explicit or prurient language or material, such as books or movies.
      1. To make dirty, especially in one small area:
      2. To smear or blur (something):
      3. To fill (an orchard or an inhabited area) with dense smoke from a smudge pot in order to prevent damage from frost or to repel insects.
      1. To spread or daub (a surface, for example) with a sticky, greasy, or dirty substance.
      2. To apply by spreading or daubing:
      3. To cause to be blurry or spread in unwanted places:
      1. Covered or marked with dirt or an unwanted substance; unclean.
      2. Spreading dirt; polluting:
      3. Apt to soil with dirt or grime:
      1. To attack the character or reputation of; speak ill of; defame:
      2. To disparage; belittle:
      1. A visible body of very fine water droplets or ice particles suspended in the atmosphere at altitudes ranging up to several miles above sea level.
      2. A mass of particles or droplets, as of dust, smoke, or steam, suspended in the atmosphere or existing in outer space.
      3. A large moving body of things in the air or on the ground; a swarm:
      1. To make black.
      2. To sully or defame:
      3. To coat (fish or meat, for example) with pepper and other spices and then quickly sear in a very hot skillet, thereby producing meat that is black on the outside but tender on the inside.
      1. To stain; sully:
      2. To make dirty; soil.
      1. To make dirty; soil.
      2. To cast aspersions upon; speak badly of.
Noun
  1. A mark of discredit or disgrace

      1. To impart a stigma to; disgrace:
      2. To pass a sentence of attainder against.
      3. To infect or corrupt, as with illness or vice.
      1. To affect or associate with something undesirable or reprehensible:
      2. To expose to an infectious agent, toxin, or undesirable substance:
      3. To subject to decay or putrefaction:
      1. An association of disgrace or public disapproval with something, such as an action or condition:
      2. A visible indicator of disease.
      3. A small bodily mark, especially a birthmark or scar, that is congenital or indicative of a condition or disease.
      1. To discolor, soil, or spot:
      2. To bring into disrepute; taint or tarnish:
      3. To change the color of (a piece of wood, for example) by applying a stain.
      1. A mark on a surface differing sharply in color from its surroundings.
      2. A blemish, mark, or pimple on the skin.
      3. A stain or blot.
      1. A difficult or disagreeable responsibility or necessity; a burden or obligation.
      2. Responsibility for an error or fault; blame:
      3. The burden of proof:
      1. A spot or a stain caused by a discoloring substance:
      2. An association of disgrace with one's character or reputation.
      3. The Northern, Southern, or Western blot analyses.
      1. A small mark that makes the appearance of something less attractive.
      2. An imperfection that mars or impairs; a flaw.
      3. To cause to have a small mark or marks that diminish attractiveness:
      1. A bruised discoloration of the flesh surrounding the eye, often resulting from a blow.
      2. A blow to one's reputation; a source of dishonor.

Another word for tarnish

Verb
  1. To stain

      1. To spread or daub (a surface, for example) with a sticky, greasy, or dirty substance.
      2. To apply by spreading or daubing:
      3. To cause to be blurry or spread in unwanted places:
      1. To make dirty, especially in one small area:
      2. To smear or blur (something):
      3. To fill (an orchard or an inhabited area) with dense smoke from a smudge pot in order to prevent damage from frost or to repel insects.
      1. The top layer of the earth's surface in which plants can grow, consisting of rock and mineral particles mixed with decayed organic matter and having the capability of retaining water.
      2. A particular kind of earth or ground:
      3. Country; land:
    See also:

    dirty

  2. To disgrace

      1. To make black.
      2. To sully or defame:
      3. To coat (fish or meat, for example) with pepper and other spices and then quickly sear in a very hot skillet, thereby producing meat that is black on the outside but tender on the inside.
      1. To damage the reputation, character, or good name of (someone) by slander or libel.
      2. To disgrace.
      1. To cause to feel self-conscious or ill at ease; disconcert:
      2. To hinder with obstacles or difficulties; impede:
      3. To involve in or hamper with financial difficulties: