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blotch

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of blotch

  1. 1 a small area that is different (as in color) from the main part <a dog with a single small blotch of black> Synonyms spot, dapple, dot, eyespot, fleck, mottle, patch, pip, point, speck, speckle, splotchRelated Words birthmark, freckle, mole; blob, blot, mark, smear, smudge, smutch, stain; spatter, splash; polka dot

  2. 2 something that spoils the appearance or completeness of a thing <that cell tower is another blotch on the landscape> Synonyms blight, blemish, defect, deformity, disfigurement, excrescence, excrescency, fault, flaw, imperfection, mar, mark, pockmark, scarRelated Words abnormality, distortion, irregularity, malformation, misshape; bug, glitch, kink; blot, blur, spot, stain, taint; damage, defacement, impairment, injury; failing, weaknessNear Antonyms adornment, decoration, embellishment, enhancement, ornament




blotch

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of blotch

  1. 1 to mark with blotches especially of different colors or shades <blotched the bedroom walls with various shades of blue to give them a textured effect>

  2. 2 <blotched the bedroom walls with various shades of blue to give them a textured effect> to mark with small spots especially unevenly <my pen leaked and blotched my shirt pocket> Synonyms spot, dapple, dot, fleck, freckle, marble, mottle, pepper, shoot, speck, speckle, splotch, sprinkle, stippleRelated Words blot, dye, stain; band, bar, streak, stripe; intersperse, set, stud; bespatter, spatter





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