Blemish

Definition of Blemish

Blem´ish
v. t.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.
[imp. & p. p. Blemished ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Blemishing.]
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.
n.1.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.

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