Search Result for "blemished":
1. marred by imperfections;
2. having a blemish or flaw;
- Example: "a flawed diamond"
- Example: "an irregular pair of jeans"
[syn: blemished, flawed]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Blemish \Blem"ish\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Blemished; p. pr. & vb. n. Blemishing.] [OE. blemissen, blemishen, OF. blemir, blesmir, to strike, injure, soil, F. bl[^e]mir to grow pale, fr. OF. bleme, blesme, pale, wan, F. bl[^e]me, prob. fr. Icel bl[=a]man the livid color of a wound, fr. bl[=a]r blue; akin to E. blue. OF. blemir properly signifies to beat one (black and) blue, and to render blue or dirty. See Blue.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster] Sin is a soil which blemisheth the beauty of thy soul. --Brathwait. [1913 Webster] 2. To tarnish, as reputation or character; to defame. [1913 Webster] There had nothing passed between us that might blemish reputation. --Oldys. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
108 Moby Thesaurus words for "blemished": adulterated, bandy, bandy-legged, beautiless, bloated, blotted, bowlegged, cacophonic, cacophonous, checked, cicatrized, club-footed, cracked, crazed, damaged, defaced, defective, deficient, deformed, disfigured, distorted, dwarfed, dysphemistic, dysphemized, erroneous, fallible, faulty, flatfooted, flawed, found wanting, grotesque, homely, ill-made, ill-proportioned, ill-shaped, immature, impaired, imperfect, imprecise, impure, inaccurate, inadequate, incomplete, inelegant, inexact, keloidal, kinked, knock-kneed, lacking, makeshift, malformed, marred, mediocre, misbegotten, misproportioned, misshapen, mixed, monstrous, mutilated, not perfect, off, out of shape, partial, patchy, pigeon-toed, pimpled, pimply, plain, pug-nosed, rachitic, rickety, scabbed, scabby, scarified, scarred, short, short on looks, simous, sketchy, snub-nosed, split, spoiled, stumpy, swaybacked, talipedic, truncated, twisted, uglified, ugly, ugly as hell, ugly as sin, unaesthetic, unattractive, unbeautiful, uncomely, undeveloped, uneven, unfinished, unhandsome, unlovely, unperfected, unpleasing, unpretty, unsightly, unsound, unthorough, wanting, warped