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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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    The new Blemish Terminator® serum was designed for oily skin but works wonders on normal to dry skin as well. Salicylic and glycolic acids lightly exfoliate to reveal new, fresh skin. (PRWeb July 15, 2014) Read the full story at Read more on this news related to 'Blemish'
  • Iwakuma, Mariners down Indians 5-2
    Hisashi Iwakuma kept his road record spotless with one minor blemish. Iwakuma pitched seven strong innings to stay unbeaten in road games since last July, leading the Seattle Mariners to a 5-2 win over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night. The Japanese right-hander is 5-0 outside Seattle this season. ''I don't what the secret is.'' Dustin Ack Read more on this news related to 'Blemish'
  • ANZ ideal stage for Izzy’s big ambition
    ISRAEL Folau can finally extinguish an alarming blemish on his brilliant career on Saturday when he attempts to win his first premiership in any code. Read more on this news related to 'Blemish'

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