- v mar or spoil the appearance of
- v mar or impair with a flaw
her face was blemished
- v add a flaw or blemish to; make imperfect or defective
- a marred by imperfections
- s having a blemish or flaw
- Swiss newspapers fumed at French journalists who suggested that Jaccoud was being railroaded because he had blemished the reputation of conservative, Calvinist Geneva.
- Caution in India may be a watchword considering the global recession and Wal-Mart's blemished track record overseas.
- 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 & Articles
- 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.
June 26, 2013 - Washington Post
- 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.
June 25, 2013 - The Daily Star
- 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 ...
June 23, 2013 - Bleacher Report