Thesaurus

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



Seen and Heard

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

WORD OF THE DAY

clearly seen through or understood

Get Word of the Day daily email!