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English noun: blemish

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


SamplesA facial blemish.


Synonymsdefect, mar


Broader (hypernym)appearance, visual aspect


Narrower (hyponym)birthmark, blackhead, blot, burn, burn mark, chatter mark, check, chip, comedo, crack, daub, dent, ding, gouge, mark, milium, mole, nevus, nick, scar, scrape, scratch, slur, smear, smirch, smudge, spot, stigma, verruca, wart, whitehead


English verb: blemish

1. blemish (contact) mar or spoil the appearance of


SamplesScars defaced her cheeks.
The vandals disfigured the statue.


Synonymsdeface, disfigure


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)deflower, impair, mar, spoil, vitiate


Narrower (hyponym)mangle, mark, maul, pit, pock, scar

2. blemish (contact) mar or impair with a flaw


SamplesHer face was blemished.


Synonymsspot


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)begrime, bemire, colly, dirty, grime, soil

3. blemish (change) add a flaw or blemish to; make imperfect or defective


Synonymsflaw


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)damage









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