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blemish

noun uk   us   /ˈblem.ɪʃ/

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   us   /ˈblem.ɪʃ/
to spoil something: This latest revelation has seriously blemished the governor's reputation.
Translations of “blemish”
in Vietnamese thiếu sót…
in Spanish imperfección, mancha, maca…
in Thai ตำหนิ…
in Malaysian cacat…
in French défaut, tache…
in German der Makel…
in Chinese (Traditional) 疤痕, 斑點, 瑕疵…
in Indonesian cacat…
in Russian изъян…
in Turkish leke, iz, yara izi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 疤痕, 斑点, 瑕疵…
in Polish skaza…
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