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Pronunciation: [tˈɑːnɪʃt] (IPA)

Tarnished is a word that often refers to something that has become damaged or discolored over time. There are several synonyms for tarnished, including corroded, stained, and discolored. Other words that can be used include blemished, damaged, dirty, or marred. Each of these words has a slightly different connotation and can be used to describe different situations. For example, corroded might be used to describe metal that has been affected by rust, while stained could be used to describe fabric or other materials that have been marked or discolored by a spill or other accident.

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What are the opposite words for tarnished?

Tarnished means losing luster or shiny appearance because of exposure to the elements, corrosive substances or getting scratched that makes it look unclean or untidy. There are several antonyms to the word tarnished, which are comprised of brightened, polished, burnished, refined, and sparkling. These words give the impression of a new, clean and polished object instead of an old and dull one. The opposite of tarnished refers to something that is shining, bright, and attractive, which makes it desirable for use. The antonyms of tarnished can also emphasize the significance of keeping things well-maintained, so they retain their best appearance.

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Usage examples for Tarnished

I must either be a traitor to my own or to myself; declare my enmity to all I think most highly of, or suffer my motives to be impugned and my fame tarnished.
"The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)"
Charles James Lever
Here there was at any rate air, he drew his shabby blue coat more closely about him and sat down on a wooden bench, in company with a lady who wore a large damaged feather in her hat and a red stained blouse with torn lace upon it and a skirt of a bright and tarnished blue.
"Fortitude"
Hugh Walpole
The purity of his spirit is tarnished, ambition has crept in where holiness reigned, and his perfect rectitude of purpose will be sacrificed so that he may but rule.
"George Eliot"
Mathilde Blind

Famous quotes with Tarnished

  • Here's my Golden Rule for a tarnished age: Be fair with others, but keep after them until they're fair with you.
    Alan Alda
  • It's been awhile. My Oscar is getting kind of tarnished. I looked at it a couple of years ago and thought I really needed a new one.
    Ellen Burstyn
  • In 1980, a nation in need of change selected Ronald Reagan to restore the shine to a tarnished America.
    William L. Jenkins
  • I have a great legacy, tarnished somewhat by the move.
    Art Modell
  • It is unfortunate that the poor judgment shown by a small group of young actors has tarnished the reputation of every child who has ever appeared before a camera.
    Fred Savage

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