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stain

Synonyms of stain in English:

verb

  • 1 her clothing was stained with blood
    dirty, get/make dirty, get/make filthy, sully, spoil, defile, pollute, contaminate, foul, befoul, grime, begrime
    literary besmirch
  • 2 the awful events would unfairly stain the city's reputation
  • 3 wood can always be stained to a darker shade
    colour, tint, dye, tinge, shade, pigment;
    varnish, paint, colour-wash
  • noun

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  • 1 there were mud stains on my shoes
    mark, spot, spatter, splatter, blotch, blemish, smudge, smear;
    dirt, foxing
  • 2 he has been discharged without a stain on his character
    blemish, injury, taint, blot, blot on one's escutcheon, slur, smear, discredit, dishonour, stigma;
  • 3 an exterior type of wood stain
    tint, colour, dye, tinge, shade, pigment, colourant;
    varnish, paint, colour wash
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