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blemished


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blemish  \Blem"ish\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Blemished};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Blemishing}.]  [OE.  blemissen  blemishen,  OF  blemir 
  blesmir  to  strike,  injure,  soil,  F.  bl[^e]mir  to  grow  pale, 
  fr  OF  bleme,  blesme  pale,  wan,  F.  bl[^e]me,  prob.  fr  Icel 
  bl[=a]man  the  livid  color  of  a  wound,  fr  bl[=a]r  blue;  akin 
  to  E.  blue.  OF  blemir  properly  signifies  to  beat  one  (black 
  and)  blue,  and  to  render  blue  or  dirty.  See  {Blue}.] 
  1.  To  mark  with  deformity;  to  injure  or  impair,  as  anything 
  which  is  well  formed,  or  excellent;  to  mar,  or  make 
  defective,  either  the  body  or  mind. 
 
  Sin  is  a  soil  which  blemisheth  the  beauty  of  thy 
  soul.  --Brathwait. 
 
  2.  To  tarnish,  as  reputation  or  character;  to  defame. 
 
  There  had  nothing  passed  between  us  that  might 
  blemish  reputation.  --Oldys. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  blemished 
  adj  1:  marred  by  imperfections  [ant:  {unblemished}] 
  2:  having  a  blemish  or  flaw;  "a  flawed  diamond"  [syn:  {flawed}] 




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