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  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blemish  \Blem"ish\,  n.;  pl  {Blemishes}. 
  Any  mark  of  deformity  or  injury,  whether  physical  or  moral; 
  anything  that  diminishes  beauty,  or  renders  imperfect  that 
  which  is  otherwise  well  formed;  that  which  impairs 
  reputation. 
 
  He  shall  take  two  he  lambs  without  blemish,  and  one  ewe 
  lamb  of  the  first  year  without  blemish.  --Lev.  xiv. 
  10. 
 
  The  reliefs  of  an  envious  man  are  those  little 
  blemishes  and  imperfections  that  discover  themselves  in 
  an  illustrious  character.  --Spectator. 
 
  Syn:  Spot;  speck;  flaw;  deformity;  stain;  defect;  fault; 
  taint;  reproach;  dishonor;  imputation;  disgrace. 




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