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A shameful act or quality that damages an otherwise good character or reputation
“Author David K. Wyatt shows no fear and honestly describes the self indulgences, cronyism and corruption that have been a blot on this nation's politics for many, many decades.”
A dark mark or stain made by ink, paint, dirt, etc
“It appeared as a blot against the pale blue sky, shrinking steadily until it vanished completely.”
A thing that mars the appearance of something
“There's not a lot of countryside where people can walk around here and these turbines would be a blot on the landscape.”
Damage the good character or reputation of
“Aware that I had unwittingly become the first person to blot his unblemished track record, I got the feeling as we parted he won't be rushing to return anymore of my phone calls.”
Soak up
“The doctor pulled out a handkerchief to blot the stain from his slacks.”
To spot, stain, or bespatter, as with ink
“And towering above them all, you have one of the dozens of cranes that continue to blot our capital's skyline, and no doubt will continue to do so for years to come.”
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