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BLEMISH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does blemish mean? 

BLEMISH (noun)
  The noun BLEMISH has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: BLEMISH used as a noun is very rare.


BLEMISH (verb)
  The verb BLEMISH has 3 senses:

1. mar or spoil the appearance of
2. mar or impair with a flaw
3. add a flaw or blemish to; make imperfect or defective

  Familiarity information: BLEMISH used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


BLEMISH (noun)


Sense 1blemish [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

blemish; mar; defect

Context example:

a facial blemish

Hypernyms ("blemish" is a kind of...):

appearance; visual aspect (outward or visible aspect of a person or thing)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "blemish"):

birthmark; nevus (a blemish on the skin that is formed before birth)

blackhead; comedo (a black-tipped plug clogging a pore of the skin)

milium; whitehead (a small whitish lump in the skin due to a clogged sebaceous gland)

verruca; wart ((pathology) a firm abnormal elevated blemish on the skin; caused by a virus)

stigma (a skin lesion that is a diagnostic sign of some disease)

blot; daub; slur; smear; smirch; smudge; spot (a blemish made by dirt)

burn; burn mark (a place or area that has been burned (especially on a person's body))

mark; scar; scrape; scratch (an indication of damage)

mole (a small congenital pigmented spot on the skin)

dent; ding; gouge; nick (an impression in a surface (as made by a blow))

crack (a blemish resulting from a break without complete separation of the parts)

check; chip (a mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken off of something)

chatter mark (a mark made by a chattering tool on the surface of a workpiece)


BLEMISH (verb)


Sense 1blemish [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Mar or spoil the appearance of

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

blemish; deface; disfigure

Context examples:

scars defaced her cheeks / The vandals disfigured the statue

Hypernyms (to "blemish" is one way to...):

deflower; impair; mar; spoil; vitiate (make imperfect)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "blemish"):

mangle; maul (injure badly by beating)

mark; pit; pock; scar (mark with a scar)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 2blemish [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Mar or impair with a flaw

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

spot; blemish

Context example:

her face was blemished

Hypernyms (to "blemish" is one way to...):

begrime; bemire; colly; dirty; grime; soil (make soiled, filthy, or dirty)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 3blemish [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Add a flaw or blemish to; make imperfect or defective

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

flaw; blemish

Hypernyms (to "blemish" is one way to...):

damage (inflict damage upon)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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