English translation of कलंक
कलंकPowered by COBUILD /kalanka/
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mn/kalanka, kalank, klanka, klank, kalnka, kalnk, klnka, klnk/
1. blemish transitive verb, countable noun
If something blemishes your reputation, or if it is a blemish on it, it spoils it.
⇒ The only blemish on his record came in 1999. ⇒ A few minor blemishes spoilt this performance.
2. disgrace uncountable noun, singular noun
If you say that someone is in disgrace, you are emphasizing that other people disapprove of them and do not respect them because of something they have done.
⇒ The vice president resigned in disgrace. ⇒ What went on was a scandal. It was a disgrace to Britain.
3. indictment countable noun
If you say that a fact or situation is an indictment of something, you mean that it shows how bad that thing is.
⇒ This is a terrible indictment of the way we live now.
4. smear transitive verb, countable noun
To smear someone means to spread unpleasant and untrue rumours or accusations about them in order to damage their reputation. A smear is an unpleasant and untrue rumour or accusation.
⇒ ...a smear campaign by his political opponents.
5. stigma variable noun
If you say that something has a stigma attached to it, you mean that people consider it to be unacceptable or a disgrace, and you think this is unfair.
⇒ ...the stigma attached to mental illness.
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Translation of कलंक from the Collins Hindi to English Dictionary