blot blot  /b ˈlɑt/


  1. (n) a blemish made by dirt
  2. (n) an act that brings discredit to the person who does it
  3. (v) dry (ink) with blotting paper
  4. (v) make a spot or mark onto


Derived Word(s)


  1. Swiss Psychiatrist Hermann Rohrschach started something when he began making blot-pictures, by folding a piece of paper on a blob of ink.
  2. Yet, critics charged, he did not trust the people to understand and put in context this blot on his record.
  3. For many Congolese like Le Blanc, the difficulties of today blot out the cruelties of the past.


  • Wednesday Memo: Angry mob chases man ... Police shooting ... Metal thieves

    Mob chases groper in Seattle: A group of angry folks went after a man they believe groped a woman in Occidental Park in downtown Seattle Monday. Cops say they had to rescue the man (they also arrested him) from the crowd that chased him into Pioneer Square. Seattle police have the item on their blot
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Seattle Times


  1. "People go on about the physical toll the game takes on players, and I will need a knee replacement in five years," du Randt said. "But it is the mental side you have to watch. If your mind is not free, you cannot blot out pain. I was...
    on Jul 10, 2008 By: Os du Randt Source: North Queensland Register (registration)

  2. The Satyam episode "is a blot on our corporate image and indicates how fraud and malfeasance in one company can inflict suffering on many and can also tarnish India's image more broadly," Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said in Mumbai today.
    on Jan 16, 2009 By: Manmohan Singh Source: Bloomberg

  3. Kissinger, who served in the cabinets of Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, called the base a "blot on us" that should be closed, but wondered aloud about the consequences of a closure.
    on Mar 27, 2008 By: Henry Kissinger Source: International Herald Tribune

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propriety propriety
/prə ˈpraɪ ə ti /