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stain

Synonyms of stain in English:

verb

  • 1 her clothing was stained with blood
    discolor, blemish, soil, mark, muddy, spot, spatter, splatter, smear, splash, smudge, blotch, blacken
    literary imbrue
  • 2 the report stained his reputation
    damage, injure, harm, sully, blacken, tarnish, taint, smear, bring discredit to, dishonor, drag through the mud
    literary besmirch
  • 3 the wood was stained
  • noun

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  • 1 a mud stain
    mark, spot, spatter, splatter, blotch, smudge, smear
  • 2 a stain on his character
    blemish, injury, taint, blot, smear, discredit, dishonor;
    damage
  • 3 dark wood stain
    tint, color, dye, tinge, pigment, colorant
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