Thesaurus

taints

noun
plural of taint

Synonyms & Antonyms of taints

(Entry 1 of 2)

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

Synonyms for taints

Words Related to taints

Near Antonyms for taints

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

Synonyms for taints

Words Related to taints

Near Antonyms for taints

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

Synonyms for taints

Words Related to taints

Near Antonyms for taints

Antonyms for taints

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about taints

Cite this Entry

“Taints.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/taints. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

More from Merriam-Webster on taints

Nglish: Translation of taints for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of taints for Arabic Speakers

Comments on taints

What made you want to look up taints? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Slippery Words Quiz—Changing with the Times

  • ducreux self portrait yawning
  • What is an earlier meaning of nice?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!