Textual thesaurus for "stain"

(noun) blot, smear, smirch, spot

an act that brings discredit to the person who does it

he made a huge blot on his copybook

(noun) discoloration, discolouration

a soiled or discolored appearance

the wine left a dark stain

(noun) mark, stigma, brand

a symbol of disgrace or infamy

And the Lord set a mark upon Cain--Genesis

(noun) dirt, soil, filth, grease, grime, grunge

the state of being covered with unclean things

(verb) maculate, tarnish, sully, defile

make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically

The silver was tarnished by the long exposure to the air; Her reputation was sullied after the affair with a married man