Definition of Blemish

1. Noun. A mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body). "A facial blemish"




2. Verb. Mar or spoil the appearance of. "The vandals disfigured the statue"
Exact synonyms: Deface, Disfigure
Generic synonyms: Deflower, Impair, Mar, Spoil, Vitiate
Specialized synonyms: Mangle, Maul, Mark, Pit, Pock, Scar
Derivative terms: Defacement, Disfiguration, Disfigurement, Disfigurement

3. Verb. Mar or impair with a flaw. "Her face was blemished"
Exact synonyms: Spot
Generic synonyms: Begrime, Bemire, Colly, Dirty, Grime, Soil

4. Verb. Add a flaw or blemish to; make imperfect or defective.
Exact synonyms: Flaw
Generic synonyms: Damage
Derivative terms: Flaw, Flaw

Definition of Blemish

1. v. t. 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. n. 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.

Definition of Blemish

1. Noun. A small flaw which spoils the appearance of something. ¹

2. Noun. A moral defect. ¹

3. Verb. To spoil the appearance of. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Blemish

1. to mar [v -ED, -ING, -ES] - See also: mar

Medical Definition of Blemish

1. 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. "He shall take two he lambs without blemish, and one ewe lamb of the first year without blemish." (Lev. Xiv. 10) "The reliefs of an envious man are those little blemishes and imperfections that discover themselves in an illustrious character." (Spectator) Synonym: Spot, speck, flaw, deformity, stain, defect, fault, taint, reproach, dishonor, imputation, disgrace. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Blemish

bleeps
bleepy
blees
bleeze
bleezed
bleezes
bleezing
bleg
blegged
blegging
blegs
bleh
blellum
blellums
blem
blemish (current term)
blemished
blemisher
blemishers
blemishes
blemishing
blemishless
blemishment
blemishments
blemisht
blench
blench holding
blench holdings
blenched
blencher

Literary usage of Blemish

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1. The Englishman's Hebrew and Chaldee Concordance of the Old Testament by George V. Wigram (1866)
"The righteousness of the perfect 5. when it was whole, it was meet rarn out of the Hock without blemish. 25. a rain out of the flock, without blemish. ..."

2. Crabb's English Synonyms by George. Crabb (1917)
"Unblemished, that is, without blemish. Unspotted, that is, without spot (see blemish). Blameless is less than irreproachable; what is blameless is simply ..."

3. Sermons on Various Subjects of Christian Doctrine and Duty by Nathanael Emmons, Jacob Ide (1850)
""Bur with ths precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot. ... The paschal lamb was to be perfect, and without blemish. ..."

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