blemished blemished  /b ˈlɛ mɪʃt/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) marred by imperfections
  2. (adj) having a blemish or flaw

Usage(s):

  1. Swiss newspapers fumed at French journalists who suggested that Jaccoud was being railroaded because he had blemished the reputation of conservative, Calvinist Geneva.
  2. Caution in India may be a watchword considering the global recession and Wal-Mart's blemished track record overseas.
  3. But the agency's record is in danger of being blemished by a bitter controversy over Agent Orange, a defoliant containing dioxin, a suspected carcinogen.

News

  1. Obama's student loan rules are denying blacks in disproportionate numbers

    The Obama administration's rules for approving student loans are causing a disproportionately large number of blacks to be denied because of blemished credit histories, my colleague Courtland Milloy writes.
    on June 26, 2013     Source: Washington Post

  2. Albany session marked by deals, scandals

    While the 2013 legislative session at the state Capitol was blemished by corruption charges against four lawmakers, it wound up with New York on course to allow voters to decide whether to allow full-blown private casinos to open upstate and a deal to set up tax-free zones near college campuses.
    on June 25, 2013     Source: The Daily Star

  3. LeBron X Denim Shoes Shooting: Violence Mars Release of King James' New Kicks

    The release of the LeBron X Denim shoe has been blemished by violence in Little Five Points, Ga., per  Wayne Washington  of  The Atlanta Journal-Constitution . Early Saturday morning outside of Wish clothing store, a  man who witnesses say tried to rob customers waiting in line to purchase the shoes was shot and killed by one of the patrons. The unidentified man who fought back is said to have ...
    on June 23, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

Quotes

  1. "John Howard's record on human rights is blemished, to say the least," said the Greens' Senator Sarah Hanson-Young.
    on Jan 6, 2009 By: Sarah Hanson-Young Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. "You never know how long they're going to be blemished by this," Walton said.
    on Dec 5, 2008 By: Reggie B Walton Source: Denver Post

  3. "We reflect on their past mistreatment. We reflect in particular on the mistreatment of those who were stolen generations, this blemished chapter in our nation's history," Rudd said.
    on Feb 12, 2008 By: Kevin Rudd Source: Xinhua

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