Blemish



to destroy or diminish the perfection of:
The book is blemished by those long, ineffective descriptions.
a mark that detracts from appearance, as a pimple or a scar.
a defect or flaw; stain; blight:
a blemish on his record.
Contemporary Examples

Jimmy Connors Memoir Shows He Wasn’t Misunderstood, He Was Just a Jerk James Zug May 13, 2013

Historical Examples

The Martins Of Cro’ Martin, Vol. I (of II) Charles James Lever
The Son of Monte Christo Jules Lermina
Contemporary American Composers Rupert Hughes
The Apple-Tree L. H. Bailey
Stories and Pictures Isaac Loeb Peretz
The Apple-Tree L. H. Bailey
The Ambassador Samuel Kimball Merwin
The History of Sir Richard Calmady Lucas Malet
Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen

noun
a defect; flaw; stain
verb
(transitive) to flaw the perfection of; spoil; tarnish
v.
n.

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