Pronunciation of Taint
/tˈe͡ɪnt/, /tˈeɪnt/, /t_ˈeɪ_n_t/
Synonyms for taint:
Other synonyms and related words:
daub, deteriorate, profane, cost, misdirect, dehumanize, demoralise, doom, slur, contaminant, adulterate, spatter, contamination, traduce, poison, attaint, becloud, debase, undermine, impugn, harm, deprave, discredit, bite, buy, offset, malign, befog, rot, illness, turn, stigma, subvert, debauch, drive, molder, smut, fault, defame, obscure, imperfection, vitiate, mist, neutralize, pollution, mottle, coarsen, blur, dirt, pervert, bespatter, maculate, onus, disfigurement, slander, clobber, disgrace, dent, corrupt, cheapen, blacken, disintegrate, overshadow, decay, shame, decompose, fog, black eye, calumniate, denigrate, cloud, impair, demoralize, brand, overcast, besmear, deformity, bribe, Obnubilate, asperse, tint, infect, haze over, demean.
Sense 1 (noun)
Sense 2 (noun)
Sense 4 (noun)
contamination, corruption (noun)
dot, blister, distort, mar, fleck, discolor, blemish, abrade, notch, scuff, damage, nick, gash, disfigure, hack, deform, scratch, chip, freckle, deface, speck, pockmark, slit, flaw, scar, mark, defect, hurt, tarnish, check, splotch, kink, fracture, spot, blot, score, stain, scrape, spoil.
dirty, contaminate; ruin (verb)
decompose, blur, corrupt, foul, blacken, muddy, infect, decay, tarnish, putrefy, discolor, rot, defile, besmirch, harm, adulterate, damage, spoil, hurt, pollute, poison, deprave, debase, cloud, soil, discredit, sully, turn, disintegrate, brand.
Usage examples for taint:
- All St. Martin's has a distinctive smell, as of an arid dried- out swamp, with a faint taint of fish. - "Monkey On His Back", Charles V. De Vet.
- Ivan was gazing into a pair of clear, blue eyes, and realizing that there was no taint of vodka in the other's breath. - "The Genius", Margaret Horton Potter.