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stained

[ steyn ]SEE DEFINITION OF stained

Synonyms for stained

  • besmirch
  • blacken
  • contaminate
  • daub
  • discolor
  • dye
  • smear
  • smudge
  • sully
  • tar
  • tarnish
  • tint
  • animalize
  • bastardize
  • bestialize
  • blemish
  • blot
  • brutalize
  • color
  • corrupt
  • debase
  • debauch
  • defile
  • demoralize
  • deprave
  • disgrace
  • mark
  • pervert
  • soil
  • spot
  • tinge
  • drag through the mud
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Antonyms for stained

  • bleach
  • clean
  • whiten
  • beautify
  • cleanse
  • honor
  • improve
  • moralize
  • pale
  • praise
  • purify
  • upgrade
  • value
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR STAINED

His shirt and hand, and even his naked arm, were stained and blotched with blood.

His clothes were soiled and stained, and his face was covered with ragged beard.

The wound had as yet bled but little, for only the Prince's clothes were stained.

The ladies examined their dresses carefully to see if they had been stained.

Not a cloud now stained the pale azure tinged with rose color.

Above the altar and at either side of it were stained glass windows.

Both were stained and smeared with grease; they were amply large.

His coat had opened wider, and she saw that his shirt was stained with blood.

The beams of the low ceiling and the woodwork of the walls had been stained a mellow brown.

I come to call you away from a scene that is stained with blood and tears.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., probably representing a merger of Old Norse steina "to paint" and a shortened form of Middle English disteynen "to discolor or stain," from Old French desteign-, stem of desteindre "to remove the color," from des- (from Latin dis- "remove;" see dis-) + Old French teindre "to dye," from Latin tingere (see tincture). Related: Stained; staining. Stained glass is attested from 1791.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR STAINED

bedraggled

adjectiveunkempt

colored

adjectivenot white
  • dyed
  • flushed
  • glowing
  • hued
  • shaded
  • stained
  • tinged
  • tinted
  • washed
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