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taints

noun
plural of taint

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(Entry 1 of 2)

a mark of guilt or disgrace
  • that rare political campaign that wasn't marred by the taint of false accusations

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taints

verb
present tense third-person singular of taint

Synonyms & Antonyms of taints (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to affect slightly with something morally bad or undesirable
  • criticism of her sister's singing that was tainted by envy
  • a tendency toward conceitedness taints the athlete's status as a role model

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2 to make unfit for use by the addition of something harmful or undesirable
  • smog has long tainted the air of the city, making it difficult to breathe

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“Taints.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/taints. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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