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tarnish

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of tarnish

  1. to affect slightly with something morally bad or undesirable an arrest for shoplifting tarnished her reputation for many years afterwards Synonyms blemish, darken, mar, poison, spoil, stain, taint, touch, vitiateRelated Words 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 cleanse, purify; dignify, elevate, ennoble, enshrine, glorify, hallow, magnify, uplift



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