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Noun
A small mark or flaw which spoils the appearance of something
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“This seems to expand with the fruit, and becomes a very noticeable blemish as it matures.”
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An imperfection or fault
“The lack of reading matter was the one blemish on my life in the country.”
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Harm to one's good name or reputation
“Graham's mischaracterizations of his results in this manner are a serious blemish on his reputation as a scholar.”
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The expression of disapproval or disappointment
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The nonperformance of an assigned or expected action
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An act or expression showing scorn and usually intended to hurt another's feelings
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Lack or shortage
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Physical damage caused to something
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To reduce the soundness, effectiveness, or perfection of
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“Innumerable difficulties and shortcomings blemish the effectiveness of such tools.”
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To cause to become soiled or dirty
“Shana shuffled forward on her knees, careful not to blemish her dress as she did so on the mossy ground.”
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To bring disrepute to, especially through aspersions
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“To blemish his good name by such an indiscreet article, based on unspecified allegations, diminishes your stature.”
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To mark (a surface) with dents or hollows
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To make dark, dim, or indistinct
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To cause to have often negative opinions formed without sufficient knowledge
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To knock or cut pieces off (a hard material)
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