AskDefine | Define blemish

Dictionary Definition

blemish n : a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body); "a facial blemish" [syn: defect, mar]


1 mar or spoil the appearance of; "scars defaced her cheeks"; "The vandals disfigured the statue" [syn: deface, disfigure]
2 mar or impair with a flaw; "her face was blemished" [syn: spot]
3 add a flaw or blemish to; make imperfect or defective [syn: flaw]

User Contributed Dictionary



From blesmir.



  1. A small flaw which spoils the appearance of something
    uncountable blemishes on his skin.
  2. A moral defect


A small flaw which spoils the appearance of something
A moral defect
  • Finnish: tahra
  • German: Makel
Translations to be checked
  • Spanish: mancha , mácula (on reputation—not really the same as a moral defect?)


  1. Spoil the appearance of


Spoil the appearance of
  • Finnish: tahrata, pilata
  • Spanish: manchar, perjudicar

Extensive Definition

Blemish may refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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