Synonyms for defile

Synonyms for (noun) defile

Synonyms: defile, gorge

Definition: a narrow pass (especially one between mountains)

Similar words: pass, mountain pass, notch

Definition: the location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks

Usage: we got through the pass before it started to snow

Synonyms for (verb) defile

Synonyms: foul, maculate, defile, befoul

Definition: spot, stain, or pollute

Usage: The townspeople defiled the river by emptying raw sewage into it

Similar words: disgrace, dishonor, dishonour, shame, attaint

Definition: bring shame or dishonor upon

Usage: he dishonored his family by committing a serious crime


Synonyms: maculate, tarnish, sully, defile, stain

Definition: make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically

Usage: The silver was tarnished by the long exposure to the air; Her reputation was sullied after the affair with a married man

Similar words: blob, blot, spot, fleck

Definition: make a spot or mark onto

Usage: The wine spotted the tablecloth


Synonyms: corrupt, defile, sully, taint, cloud

Definition: place under suspicion or cast doubt upon

Usage: sully someone's reputation

Similar words: deflower, impair, vitiate, mar, spoil

Definition: make imperfect

Usage: nothing marred her beauty