a very small spot
"the plane was just a speck in the sky"
atom, molecule, particle, corpuscle, mote, speck(noun)
(nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything
touch, hint, tinge, mite, pinch, jot, speck, soupcon(verb)
a slight but appreciable amount
"this dish could use a touch of garlic"
hint, touch, touch sensation, signature, intimation, mite, jot, wind, spot, apprehension, corpuscle, sense of touch, exigency, cutaneous senses, suggestion, confidential information, lead, arrest, touch modality, tactile sensation, tinge, soupcon, ghost, pinch, speck, touching, particle, clue, taking into custody, steer, undertone, tactual sensation, skin senses, jotting, molecule, atom, pinpoint, collar, emergency, tweak, breath, feeling, contact, catch, trace, tip, mote
produce specks in or on
"speck the cloth"
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.
blemish, blot, blur, brand, crack, daub, defacement, defect, deformity, dent, disfigurement, disgrace, dishonor, fault, flaw, imperfection, injury, reproach, smirch, soil, spot, stain, stigma, taint, tarnish
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- tuhru, suhru, täplä, tahraFinnish
- point, grainFrench
- macchiolina, macchiettaItalian
- 얼룩, 작은 얼룩Korean
- eiciam festucamLatin
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