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SPOTTED

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does spotted mean? 

SPOTTED (adjective)
  The adjective SPOTTED has 2 senses:

1. having spots or patches (small areas of contrasting color or texture)
2. especially of reputation

  Familiarity information: SPOTTED used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SPOTTED (adjective)


Sense 1spotted [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having spots or patches (small areas of contrasting color or texture)

Synonyms:

spotted; spotty; patched; black-and-white

Context examples:

a field patched with ice and snow / the wall had a spotty speckled effect / a black-and-white spotted cow

Similar:

patterned (having patterns (especially colorful patterns))


Sense 2spotted [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Especially of reputation

Synonyms:

besmirched; tarnished; sullied; tainted; spotted; stained; flyblown; damaged

Context examples:

the senator's seriously damaged reputation / a flyblown reputation / a tarnished reputation / inherited a spotted name

Similar:

blemished (marred by imperfections)


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