Synonyms for maculate

Synonyms for (verb) maculate

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 for (adjective) maculate

Synonyms: maculate

Definition: spotted or blotched

Similar words: soiled, dirty, unclean

Definition: soiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime

Usage: dirty unswept sidewalks; a child in dirty overalls; dirty slums; piles of dirty dishes; put his dirty feet on the clean sheet; wore an unclean shirt; mining is a dirty job; Cinderella did the dirty work while her sisters preened themselves


Synonyms: maculate, defiled

Definition: morally blemished; stained or impure

Similar words: impure

Definition: (used of persons or behaviors) immoral or obscene

Usage: impure thoughts