blem·​ished | \ ˈble-misht How to pronounce blemished (audio) \

Definition of blemished

: marked or spoiled by a flaw or by multiple flaws blemished skin a blemished fruit a blemished reputation

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Recent Examples on the Web Ensuring that doesn't happen will require finding better ways to clean up blemished images — and that takes time and money. Jackie Wattles, CNN, "How Elon Musk's Starlink satellites may have stifled the best chance to find Planet 9," 2 July 2020 But perhaps the bigger question is how someone with such a blemished resume got the job in the first place. Ramona Giwargis, The Mercury News, "Internal Affairs: Controversial San Jose housing hire quits after two weeks," 5 May 2017

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First Known Use of blemished

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Blemished.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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