Tesauro Inglês

Sinônimos de tarnish

(verbo) 
Definition
(of a metal) to become stained or less bright, esp. by exposure to air or moisture
It never rusts or tarnishes.
Sinônimos
stain
Some foods can stain teeth, as of course can tea and coffee.
, ,
discolour
A tooth which has been hit hard may discolour.
,
spot
a brown shoe spotted with paint
,
soil
Young people don't want to do things that soil their hands.
,
dim
The dusk sky dims to a chilly indigo.
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rust
The bolt on the door had rusted.
,
darken
A storm darkened the sky.
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blot
Only one memorable slip-up has blotted his career.
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blemish
He wasn't about to blemish that pristine record.
Nobody wanted to blemish his reputation at that time.
,
befoul
,
lose lustre or shine
Opostos
, ,
polish up
(verbo) 
Definition
to damage or taint
His image was tarnished by the savings and loans scandal.
Sinônimos
damage
He doesn't want to damage his reputation as a political personality.
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taint
Rancid oil will taint the flavour.
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blacken
They're trying to blacken our name.
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sully
I felt loath to sully the gleaming brass knocker by handling it.
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drag through the mud
,
smirch
Opostos
(substantivo) 
Definition
a tarnished condition, surface, or film on a surface
The tarnish lay thick on the inside of the ring.
Sinônimos
stain
a black stain
, ,
discoloration
She has a discoloration just below the lip.
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spot
The floorboards were covered with white spots.
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blot
a blot on the reputation of the architectural profession
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blemish
the one blemish on an otherwise resounding success

Sinônimos adicionais

in the sense of blacken
Definition
to damage (someone's reputation)
They're trying to blacken our name.
Sinônimos
knock (informal),
rubbish (informal),
slag (off) (slang),
bad-mouth (slang),
bring into disrepute,
smirch,
in the sense of blemish
Definition
to spoil or tarnish
He wasn't about to blemish that pristine record.Nobody wanted to blemish his reputation at that time.
in the sense of blemish
Definition
a defect
the one blemish on an otherwise resounding success

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