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stain

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of stain

  1. 1 to affect slightly with something morally bad or undesirable her poor choice of companions stained her reputation somewhat Synonyms of stain blemish, darken, mar, poison, spoil, taint, tarnish, touch, vitiateWords Related to stain begrime, besmear, besmirch, blacken, blur, cloud, dirty, discolor, pollute, smear, smirch, smudge, smut, soil, sully, tar; abase, cheapen, debase, degrade, demean, discredit, disgrace, dishonor, foul, lower, shame, sink; bastardize, corrupt, debauch, demoralize, deprave, pervert, subvert; color, distort, twistNear Antonyms of stain cleanse, purify; dignify, elevate, ennoble, enshrine, glorify, hallow, magnify, uplift

  2. 2 to give color or a different color to stained the table to look like cherry Synonyms of stain bepaint [archaic], dye, paint, pigment, color, tincture, tinge, tintWords Related to stain brighten, lighten; darken, embrown, tone (down); checker, dapple, daub, fleck, marble, mottle, pattern, polychrome, speck, speckle, streak, striate, stripe, variegateNear Antonyms of stain blanch, bleach, whitenAntonyms of stain decolorize

  3. 3 to make dirty oil stained his work pants Synonyms of stain befoul, begrime, bemire, besmirch, blacken, daub, distain [archaic], foul, gaum [dialect], grime, mire, muck, muddy, smirch, smudge, soil, dirty, sullyWords Related to stain contaminate, defile, pollute, taint; discolor; confuse, disarrange, disarray, dishevel, disorder, draggle, jumble, mess, muddle; colly [chiefly British dialect], crock [dialect]Near Antonyms of stain decontaminate, purge, purify; disinfect, sanitize; brush, dry-clean, dust, launder, mop, rinse, scour, scrub, sweep, wash, wipe; brighten, deodorize, freshen, renew, spruce (up); straighten (up), tidy (up)Antonyms of stain clean, cleanse


stain

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of stain

  1. 1 a mark of guilt or disgrace the stain of this cowardly act would haunt him for the rest of his career Synonyms of stain blot, brand, onus, slur, smirch, smudge, spot, stigma, taint Words Related to stain black eye, discredit, disesteem, disgrace, dishonor, disrepute, guilt, ignominy, infamy, obloquy, odium, opprobrium, reproach, shame; corruption, debauchery, depravity, immorality, iniquity, licentiousness, sin, unscrupulousness, vice Near Antonyms of stain award, credit, honor; chasteness, chastity, modesty, purity, stainlessness; good, right; honesty, integrity, legitimacy, probity, rectitude, scrupulousness, uprightness; goodness, righteousness, virtuousness; fame, glory, renown, repute

  2. 2 a substance used to color other materials applied several coats of stain to the wood Synonyms of stain color, colorant, coloring, dye, dyestuff, pigmentWords Related to stain tint, toner; cast, hue, shade, tinge


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