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
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Whatever mars the beauty or completeness of an object is a blemish, whether original, as squinting eyes, or the result of accident or disease, etc., as the pits of smallpox. A blemish is superficial; a flaw or taint is in structure or substance. In the moral sense, we speak of a blot or stain upon reputation; a flaw or taint in character. A defect is the want or lack of something; fault, primarily a failing, is something that fails of an apparent intent or disappoints a natural expectation; thus a sudden dislocation or displacement of geological strata is called a fault. Figuratively, a blemish comes from one's own ill-doing; a brand or stigma is inflicted by others; as, the brand of infamy.
blot, blur, brand, crack, daub, defacement, defect, deformity, dent, disfigurement, disgrace, dishonor, fault, flaw, imperfection, injury, reproach, smirch, soil, speck, spot, stain, stigma, taint, tarnish
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Translations for blemish
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- 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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