Definitions for blemishˈblɛm ɪʃ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. blemish, defect, mar(verb)

    a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body)

    "a facial blemish"

  2. deface, disfigure, blemish(verb)

    mar or spoil the appearance of

    "scars defaced her cheeks"; "The vandals disfigured the statue"

  3. blemish, spot(verb)

    mar or impair with a flaw

    "her face was blemished"

  4. flaw, blemish(verb)

    add a flaw or blemish to; make imperfect or defective


  1. blemish(Noun)

    A small flaw which spoils the appearance of something.

    uncountable blemishes on his skin.

  2. blemish(Noun)

    A moral defect.

  3. blemish(Verb)

    To spoil the appearance of.

  4. Origin: From blesmir.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Blemish(verb)

    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

  2. Blemish(verb)

    to tarnish, as reputation or character; to defame

  3. Blemish(noun)

    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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. The Talmud:

    Mention not a blemish which is thy own in detraction of a neighbour.

  2. Moses:

    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.

  3. Police Chief Mike Koval:

    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.

  4. Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff:

    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.

  5. Herman Melville, Moby Dick:

    Men may seem detestable as joint stock-companies and nations; knaves, fools, and murderers there may be; men may have mean and meagre faces; but man, in the ideal, is so noble and so sparkling, such a grand and glowing creature, that over any ignominious blemish in him all his fellows should run to throw their costliest robes.

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Translations for blemish

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • петня, петно, позор, позоря, недостатъкBulgarian
  • MakelGerman
  • mancha, manchar, maca, marca, perjudicarSpanish
  • pilata, vika, jälki, tahra, tahrataFinnish
  • פגם מוסרי, פגםHebrew
  • արատ, թերություն, բիծ, արատավորել, փչացնելArmenian
  • macchiaItalian
  • tongatongaMāori
  • mancha, máculaPortuguese
  • позор, изъян, портить, пятно, дефект, недостатокRussian
  • fľak, škvrnaSlovak
  • కళంకముTelugu

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