What is another word for blemished?

Pronunciation: [blˈɛmɪʃt] (IPA)

When we talk about something which is blemished, it essentially means that it has a defect or a flaw. There are several synonyms for this particular word that can be used interchangeably in different contexts. Some of the commonly used synonyms for blemished include marred, flawed, damaged, impaired, tainted and spoiled. All these words essentially denote a negative connotation and imply that something is not perfect or ideal. While blemished can also refer to something that has been physically disfigured or scarred, the other synonyms can also be used to denote emotional or psychological flaws. In essence, all these words refer to something that is less than perfect.

Synonyms for Blemished:

What are the hypernyms for Blemished?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for blemished?

Blemished is a term used to describe something that is imperfect, flawed or damaged. Some antonyms that can be used in place of blemished are perfect, flawless, unspoiled, immaculate, pristine and untarnished. While blemished suggests that there may be an imperfection or damage, these antonyms imply the opposite. Perfect and flawless, for example, suggest something that is without fault or mistakes. Immaculate and pristine suggest cleanliness and high quality while untarnished implies that something has not been damaged or affected negatively in any way. By using these antonyms in place of blemished, we can describe objects, people or situations in a more positive light.

What are the antonyms for Blemished?

Usage examples for Blemished

Then if the first group contains nothing but blemished or homely horses, make the best of it, perfectly sure that the others might as well not exist.
"Camp and Trail"
Stewart Edward White
Half an hour later I was seated by a trail far away, when suddenly my ant with the blemished spot appeared.
"Edge of the Jungle"
William Beebe
On the completion of the work, he caused it to be built up and joined together very carefully without lime, the joints, being of lead and copper so that the shining and polished marbles should not be blemished.
"The Lives of the Painters, Sculptors & Architects, Volume 1 (of 8)"
Giorgio Vasari

Famous quotes with Blemished

  • To believe that if we could have but this or that we would be happy is to suppress the realization that the cause of our unhappiness is in our inadequate and blemished selves. Excessive desire is thus a means of suppressing our sense of worthlessness.
    Eric Hoffer
  • The Greeks, who were apparently strong on visual aids, originated the term stigma to refer to bodily signs designed to expose something unusual and bad about the moral status of the signifier. The signs were cut or burnt into the body and advertised that the bearer was a slave, a criminal, or a traitor — a blemished person, ritually polluted, to be avoided, especially in public places. Later, in Christian times, two layers of metaphor were added to the term : the first referred to bodily signs of holy grace that took the form of eruptive blossoms on the skin; the second, a medical allusion to this religious allusion, referred to bodily signs of physical disorder. Today the term is widely used in something like the original literal sense, but is applied more to the disgrace itself than to the bodily evidence of it. Furthermore, shifts have occurred in the kinds of disgrace that arouse concern. Students, however, have made little effort to describe the structural preconditions of stigma, or even to provide a definition of the concept itself. It seems necessary, therefore, to try at the beginning to sketch in some very general assumptions and definitions.
    Erving Goffman
  • Christ will both judge and cleanse the entire earth at His return. He will not rule in a blemished, sin-stained earth. He will rule in righteousness on a renovated earth.
    Paul Enns

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