Synonyms for stain

Synonyms for (noun) stain

Synonyms: blot, smear, smirch, spot, stain

Definition: an act that brings discredit to the person who does it

Usage: he made a huge blot on his copybook

Similar words: mistake, error, fault

Definition: a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention

Usage: he made a bad mistake; she was quick to point out my errors; I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults


Synonyms: discoloration, discolouration, stain

Definition: a soiled or discolored appearance

Usage: the wine left a dark stain

Similar words: visual aspect, appearance

Definition: outward or visible aspect of a person or thing


Synonyms: stain, mark, stigma, brand

Definition: a symbol of disgrace or infamy

Usage: And the Lord set a mark upon Cain--Genesis

Similar words: symbol

Definition: an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance


Synonyms: dirt, soil, stain, filth, grease, grime, grunge

Definition: the state of being covered with unclean things

Similar words: uncleanness, dirtiness

Definition: the state of being unsanitary


Synonyms: stain

Definition: (microscopy) a dye or other coloring material that is used in microscopy to make structures visible

Similar words: color, coloring material, colour, colouring material

Definition: any material used for its color

Usage: she used a different color for the trim

Synonyms for (verb) stain

Synonyms: stain

Definition: color for microscopic study

Usage: The laboratory worker dyed the specimen

Similar words: dye

Definition: color with dye

Usage: Please dye these shoes


Synonyms: stain

Definition: color with a liquid dye or tint

Usage: Stain this table a beautiful walnut color; people knew how to stain glass a beautiful blue in the middle ages

Similar words: dye

Definition: color with dye

Usage: Please dye these shoes


Synonyms: stain

Definition: produce or leave stains

Usage: Red wine stains the table cloth

Similar words: alter, change, modify

Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue


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