the state of being contaminated
defile, sully, corrupt, taint, cloud(verb)
place under suspicion or cast doubt upon
"sully someone's reputation"
contaminate with a disease or microorganism
Contraction of it ain't.
Origin: Reportedly from the phrase “'tain't your balls and 'tain't your ass”.
a thrust with a lance, which fails of its intended effect
an injury done to a lance in an encounter, without its being broken; also, a breaking of a lance in an encounter in a dishonorable or unscientific manner
to thrust ineffectually with a lance
to injure, as a lance, without breaking it; also, to break, as a lance, but usually in an unknightly or unscientific manner
to hit or touch lightly, in tilting
to imbue or impregnate with something extraneous, especially with something odious, noxious, or poisonous; hence, to corrupt; to infect; to poison; as, putrid substance taint the air
fig.: To stain; to sully; to tarnish
to be infected or corrupted; to be touched with something corrupting
to be affected with incipient putrefaction; as, meat soon taints in warm weather
tincture; hue; color; tinge
infection; corruption; deprivation
a blemish on reputation; stain; spot; disgrace
Taint were a three-piece metal band from Swansea, Wales. The band formed in 1994 while still teenagers, releasing a string of demos, compilation features and split records over eleven years until their first full length album, The Ruin of Nová Roma, was released in 2005. Their sophomore release entitled Secrets and Lies followed in 2007, with an ep, All Bees to the Sea, following in 2009. In September 2010, The band announced via their website that they were disbanding after 16 years. They played their final show in December 2010 in their hometown Swansea. Jimbob still makes music, forming another three-piece band called H A R K, whose debut 7 was released in 2012.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
tānt, v.t. to tinge, moisten, or impregnate with anything noxious: to infect: to stain.—v.i. to be affected with something corrupting.—n. a stain or tincture: infection or corruption: a spot: a moral blemish.—adj. Taint′less, without taint, pure.—adv. Taint′lessly, without taint.—n. Taint′ure (Shak.), taint, tinge, stain. [O. Fr. taint (Fr. teint), pa.p. of teindre, to dye—L. tingĕre, tinctum, to wet.]
The numerical value of taint in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of taint in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
'Taint't worthwhile to wear a day all out before it comes.
It's a nightmare of a problem, smoke taint is one of the symptoms of climate change for the wine industry and it's only getting worse.
I hate ingratitude more in a man than lying, vainness, babbling, drunkenness, or any taint of vice whose strong corruption inhabits our frail blood.
Time is what keeps the light from reaching us. There is no greater obstacle to God than time: and not only time but temporalities, not only temporal things but temporal affections, not only temporal affections but the very taint and smell of time.
We cannot interview an officer administratively and compel them, if an officer is the subject of the criminal investigation. Every person has the right against self-incrimination, so for us to compel an officer to provide a statement, that could potentially taint the criminal investigation.
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- contaminar, corromper, corrupción, impurezaSpanish
- pilaantuma, pilata, väliliha, häpeätahra, saastuttaa, turmellaFinnish
- perineo, infettare, macchiare, contaminare, guastareItalian
- infectar, macular, contaminar, corromperPortuguese
- spurca, mânjiRomanian
- förorena, mellangård, besudlaSwedish
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