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Blemish Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    blemish n : a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body); "a facial blemish" [syn: defect, mar] v
  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]
Blemish Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Blemish \Blem"ish\, n.; pl. Blemishes. Any mark of deformity or injury, whether physical or moral; anything that diminishes beauty, or renders imperfect that which is otherwise well formed; that which impairs reputation. He shall take two he lambs without blemish, and one ewe lamb of the first year without blemish. --Lev. xiv. 10. The reliefs of an envious man are those little blemishes and imperfections that discover themselves in an illustrious character. --Spectator. Syn: Spot; speck; flaw; deformity; stain; defect; fault; taint; reproach; dishonor; imputation; disgrace.
Blemish Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Blemish \Blem"ish\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Blemished; p. pr. & vb. n. Blemishing.] [OE. blemissen, blemishen, OF. blemir, blesmir, to strike, injure, soil, F. bl[^e]mir to grow pale, fr. OF. bleme, blesme, pale, wan, F. bl[^e]me, prob. fr. Icel bl[=a]man the livid color of a wound, fr. bl[=a]r blue; akin to E. blue. OF. blemir properly signifies to beat one (black and) blue, and to render blue or dirty. See Blue.]
  1. To mark with deformity; to injure or impair, as anything which is well formed, or excellent; to mar, or make defective, either the body or mind. Sin is a soil which blemisheth the beauty of thy soul. --Brathwait.
  2. To tarnish, as reputation or character; to defame. There had nothing passed between us that might blemish reputation. --Oldys.

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Blemish'

  • Blemish: Blemish may refer to: A minor imperfection. For skin imperfection, see Acne vulgaris Blemish (album) a music album from David Sylvian ...
  • Blemish (album): Blemish is David Sylvian 's first solo album since 1999’s Dead Bees on a Cake . It is experimental in its use of electronics and sound. ...
  • Blemish (band): Blemish was a Brazil ian alternative rock band active from 1998 to 2004. Stemming from Sao Jose dos Campos , the band’s original lineup ...

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  • Sunbed addict left with hole in face after nose blemish turned out to be skin cancer
    A small blemish on the nose of a sunbed addict turned out to be skin cancer and left her with a hole in her face after it was removed. Jo Irving, 32, started using sunbeds when she was just 14-years-old and would regularly use them five times a week , including throughout her pregnancy. Read more on this news related to 'Blemish'
  • Current Obsession: Amala Purifying Blemish Treatment
    (Source: Thinkstock, Spirit Beauty Lounge) After years of battling troubled skin, I'm happy that my condition has finally calmed down. My face is still sensitive as ever, however, so even a single greasy snack or palm resting on my chin can lead to a breakout. I stopped going to the dermatologist recently because something felt wrong about popping hormone-cont Read more on this news related to 'Blemish'
  • Forget Capital Goods Setback, Watch the Revision
    An unexpected drop in July orders for business equipment was a lone blemish in today’s U.S. durable goods report. A hearty upward revision to June, coupled with traction in sales of those goods, made it easy to overlook. Read more on this news related to 'Blemish'

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