What does blemish mean?

Definitions for blemishˈblɛm ɪʃ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word blemish.

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Blemish

    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.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of blemish in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of blemish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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. Paul Christopher:

    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.

  4. 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.

  5. Sheldon Whitehouse:

    I think it's not only wrong, i think it's really low. This is a woman who has worked in the Department of Justice under Republican and Democratic administrations without blemish for 27 years.

Images & Illustrations of blemish

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Translations for blemish

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • عيبArabic
  • 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
  • cusurRomanian
  • позор, изъян, портить, пятно, дефект, недостатокRussian
  • fľak, škvrnaSlovak
  • కళంకముTelugu
  • بیوقوفUrdu

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