To defile is defined as to make something unclean, either literally or figuratively.
To soil, stain, tarnish, or besmirch, now esp. by disgracing
To damage, as a lance, without breaking it; also, to break, as a lance, but usually in an unknightly or unscientific manner.
To act as a spotter, esp. for a gun crew or in sports
To mar or impair the enjoyment, quality, or functioning of
(Figuratively) To stain or mar, as with infamy or disgrace; to tarnish; to sully.
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.
To soil, stain, or dirty with or as if with a smearing agent:
(Slang) To overwhelm or defeat decisively
To inflict damage, especially disfiguring damage, on.
To damage or impair.
To disappear slowly; die out
To render dim or obscure; to sully; to tarnish.
To be a reason for disbelieving or distrusting; cast doubt on
To stain or tarnish with dishonor.
To become smaller or less.
To mar or spoil the appearance or surface of; disfigure.
To cloud, obscure, or perplex; to render less clear or intelligible.
To do damage to
(--- Computers) To damage (data) in a file or on a disk.
To show sorrow, worry, or anger:
To mar, as by some flaw or fault; spoil the perfection of
To become dark or black:
To stain; sully:
(Archaic) To disgrace.
To cause to feel self-conscious, confused, and ill at ease; disconcert; fluster
To splash, spot, or soil with such drops or blobs
To attack the character or reputation of; speak ill of; defame:
To spatter, as with mud or slander; soil or sully by spattering
To make filthy; dirty; soil
To cause a flaw in; make defective:
To vitiate is to corrupt, invalidate or weaken morally.
To affect detrimentally or harmfully by a judgment or act.
To cause to weaken, be damaged, or diminish, as in quality:
To harm or damage in some way; be bad for
The definition of harm is to hurt or damage something.
To refine or remove flaws from; perfect or complete:
To become stable or firm; harden:
To be made clean
To utter a slander about
To disrespect another; to put someone out of favor.
To refrain from; avoid or resist. Used with can or cannot:
Find another word for tarnishing. In this page you can discover 51 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for tarnishing, like: defiling, sullying, staining, tainting, spotting, spoiling, soiling, smudging, smirching, smearing and muddying.