Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “blemish”

blemish

noun uk   /ˈblem.ɪʃ/ us  

blemish noun (MARK)

[C] a mark on something that spoils its appearance: freckles, scars, and other minor skin blemishes

blemish noun (FAULT)

[C or U] a fault in a person's character: Is any politician's record without blemish on this issue?

blemish

verb [T] uk   /ˈblem.ɪʃ/ us  
to spoil something: This latest revelation has seriously blemished the governor's reputation.
(Definition of blemish from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of blemish?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “blemish” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

shadow

an area of darkness, caused by light being blocked by something

Word of the Day

Highly delighted, bitterly disappointed, ridiculously cheap: adverbs for emphasis.

by Liz Walter,
October 22, 2014
We often make adjectives stronger by putting an adverb in front of them. The most common ones are very and, for a stronger meaning, extremely: He was very pleased. The ship is extremely large. However, we don’t use very or extremely for adjectives that already have a strong meaning, for example fantastic,

Read More 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Read More