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synonyms for tainted

  • contaminated
  • corrupted
  • dirty
  • infected
  • polluted
  • rotten
  • decayed
  • impaired
  • diseased
  • fetid
  • impure
  • putrid
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antonyms for tainted

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  • moral
  • nice
  • clean
  • fresh
  • pure
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How to use tainted in a sentence

Some folks may even recognize the smell of celery as resembling the odor of “boar taint,” which has nothing to do with a pig’s backside, but is still kind of nasty.
PIG SEX AND CELERY HAVE A SURPRISING CONNECTIONPOPSCI STAFFSEPTEMBER 30, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
Testing facilities are so swamped that no one knows how widespread taint is, and Napa’s varied topography, wind, and weather patterns mean that areas have different levels of exposure to smoke-filled air.
WILDFIRES, TRADE WARS, COVID-19: THE 2020 GLOBAL WINE HARVEST MAY GO DOWN AS THE MOST CHALLENGING YETBERNHARD WARNERSEPTEMBER 20, 2020FORTUNE
It requires not just developing a safe vaccine, approved without the taint of a political rush job, but also a vast social science research effort to better understand people’s anxieties about the vaccine, and then help move them toward acceptance.
A THIRD OF AMERICANS MIGHT REFUSE A COVID-19 VACCINE. HOW SCREWED ARE WE?BRIAN RESNICKSEPTEMBER 4, 2020VOX
Nevertheless, metaphysics matters, in my mind, because philosophical preconceptions, especially those we don’t acknowledge, taint which theories we are even willing to engage with.
YOUR GUIDE TO THE MANY MEANINGS OF QUANTUM MECHANICS - FACTS SO ROMANTICSABINE HOSSENFELDERSEPTEMBER 3, 2020NAUTILUS
That “removes all self-interest taint” and gives “Brian Kolfage saint hood,” stated Andrew Badolato, a longtime Bannon associate who was also indicted, in a text to Bannon that prosecutors quoted.
FEDERAL PROSECUTORS HAVE STEVE BANNON’S MURKY NONPROFIT IN THEIR SIGHTSBY YEGANEH TORBATIAUGUST 24, 2020PROPUBLICA
Developmental psychologist Jerome Kagan exemplified this blind spot when he wrote, “Evolutionary arguments are used to cleanse greed, promiscuity, and the abuse of stepchildren of moral taint.”
JUST BECAUSE IT’S NATURAL DOESN’T MEAN IT’S GOOD - ISSUE 89: THE DARK SIDEDAVID P. BARASHAUGUST 19, 2020NAUTILUS
If they are guilty of doing things tainted or marked with fraud, they are liable.
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No, he will doubtless go to some friend who he thinks will tell him, and thus get his young mind tainted with impure thoughts.
THE VALUE OF A PRAYING MOTHERISABEL C. BYRUM
As he drove under the maples, he muttered words that would have startled her as much as his tainted breath.
TESSA WADSWORTH'S DISCIPLINEJENNIE M. DRINKWATER
Those who eat herbs never hate or fear, but those who eat other animals are tainted with both.
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WORDS RELATED TO TAINTED

  • attenuated
  • blended
  • contaminated
  • corrupt
  • defiled
  • degraded
  • depreciated
  • deteriorated
  • devalued
  • diluted
  • dissolved
  • impaired
  • mixed
  • polluted
  • tainted
  • thinned
  • vitiated
  • watered down
  • weakened
  • besmirched
  • common
  • cooked
  • desecrated
  • dirty
  • dishonored
  • exposed
  • impure
  • mucked up
  • polluted
  • profaned
  • spoilt
  • tainted
  • trashed
  • unclean
  • vitiated
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.