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blemish

blem·ish

blemish

 
pronunciation:
ble mihsh
parts of speech:
verb, noun
part of speech: verb
inflections: blemished, blemishes, blemishing
definition: to damage or spoil the perfection of.
You'll blemish the silk if you touch it with your dirty hands.
synonyms:
flaw
similar words:
deface, disfigure, impair, injure, spot, stain
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a mark that spoils the perfection of something; flaw.
The blemish on the sofa will come out with soap and water.
synonyms:
defect, flaw
similar words:
blot, fault, mark, wart
definition 2: a pimple or other flaw on the skin.
I like to think of it as a beauty mark, not a blemish.
synonyms:
flaw, pimple
similar words:
acne, birthmark, mark, mole, scar, spot, wart
derivation: blemisher (n.)