Synonyms for tarnish

Synonyms for (noun) tarnish

Synonyms: tarnish

Definition: discoloration of metal surface caused by oxidation

Similar words: discoloration, discolouration, stain

Definition: a soiled or discolored appearance

Usage: the wine left a dark stain

Synonyms for (verb) tarnish

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

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