blemish, defect, mar(verb)
a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body)
"a facial blemish"
deface, disfigure, blemish(verb)
mar or spoil the appearance of
"scars defaced her cheeks"; "The vandals disfigured the statue"
mar or impair with a flaw
"her face was blemished"
add a flaw or blemish to; make imperfect or defective
A small flaw which spoils the appearance of something.
uncountable blemishes on his skin.
A moral defect.
To spoil the appearance of.
Origin: From blesmir.
to mark with deformity; to injure or impair, as anything which is well formed, or excellent; to mar, or make defective, either the body or mind
to tarnish, as reputation or character; to defame
any mark of deformity or injury, whether physical or moral; anything that diminishes beauty, or renders imperfect that which is otherwise well formed; that which impairs reputation
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
blem′ish, n. a stain or defect: reproach.—v.t. to mark with any deformity: to tarnish: to defame.—n. Blem′ishment (Spens.), the state of being blemished, disgrace. [O. Fr. blesmir, blemir, pr.p. blemissant, to stain, of dubious origin. Prof. Skeat thinks it Scand., Ice. blâman, livid colour—blâr, Blue.]
The numerical value of blemish in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of blemish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Mention not a blemish which is thy own in detraction of a neighbour.
YOU SHALL not sacrifice to the Lord your God an ox or sheep with a blemish or any defect whatsoever, for that is an abomination to the Lord your God.
I guess the only blemish is that wages number, and I am looking for some sign there is something seasonal going on here, which could always be the case.
I frankly think it is, for our purposes today, wholly inappropriate and I am not going to blemish anyone's character particularly someone's as young as his.
I think Brazil and the U.S. have a great deal in common, we are two countries that have a hallmark in our history, something that we actually had to fight to overcome. I'm talking about the blemish of slavery.
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Translations for blemish
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- петня, петно, позор, позоря, недостатъкBulgarian
- mancha, manchar, maca, marca, perjudicarSpanish
- pilata, vika, jälki, tahra, tahrataFinnish
- פגם מוסרי, פגםHebrew
- արատ, թերություն, բիծ, արատավորել, փչացնելArmenian
- mancha, máculaPortuguese
- позор, изъян, портить, пятно, дефект, недостатокRussian
- fľak, škvrnaSlovak
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