abrade, blemish, blister, blot, check, chip, crack, damage, deface, defect, deform, discolor, disfigure, distort, dot, flaw, fleck, fracture, freckle, gash, hack, hurt, kink, mar, mark, nick, notch, pockmark, scar, score, scrape, scratch, scuff, slit, speck, splotch, spoil, spot, stain, tarnish.
befoul, besmirch, contaminate, defile, dirty, foul, muddy, pollute, putrefy, smear, smirch, smudge, soil, streak, sully.
Rhymes for Taint:
paint, faint, quaint, saint, feint;
complaint, restraint, constraint, acquaint;
Quotes for Taint:
Evil is like water, it abounds, is cheap, soon fouls, but runs itself clear of taint
But it seems that the judging maybe they shouldn't at least see the practices all week long. That can taint the way they go into the judging and the outlook of what's going to happen, instead of just watching those four minutes and judging on those minutes alone.
Idioms of Taint:
taint sth with sth;