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synonyms for tarnished

  • damage
  • defame
  • dim
  • dull
  • embarrass
  • harm
  • hurt
  • impair
  • mar
  • muddy
  • pollute
  • smear
  • spoil
  • stain
  • sully
  • taint
  • tar
  • befoul
  • begrime
  • blacken
  • blemish
  • blot
  • contaminate
  • darken
  • defile
  • discolor
  • disgrace
  • grime
  • injure
  • pale
  • rust
  • slander
  • smudge
  • soil
  • spot
  • vitiate
  • lose luster
  • lose shine
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antonyms for tarnished

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  • aid
  • assist
  • benefit
  • clean
  • fix
  • heal
  • help
  • improve
  • mend
  • please
  • beautify
  • brighten
  • cure
  • honor
  • lighten
  • praise
  • purify
  • whiten
  • polish
  • uncorrupt
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How to use tarnished in a sentence

In a few minutes, however, he looked at the blade of his knife and saw that it was slightly tarnished.
THE BORDER RIFLESGUSTAVE AIMARD
The tone of the voice would last when the gold of all else became faded or tarnished.
YOU NEVER KNOW YOUR LUCK, COMPLETEGILBERT PARKER
It is a real misfortune that many good words have been tarnished by the handling of the illiterate.
ENGLISH: COMPOSITION AND LITERATUREW. F. (WILLIAM FRANKLIN) WEBSTER
The battle of Bull Run stung the loyal masses of the North, and filled them with a determination to redeem their tarnished honor.
THE BOYS OF '61CHARLES CARLETON COFFIN.
Fabio took the necklace—the pearls he fancied looked tarnished—and did as his wife had directed.
DREAM TALES AND PROSE POEMSIVAN TURGENEV
But your pride is touched and your honor is tarnished, and you dread the criticism of men.
MY NEW CURATEP.A. SHEEHAN
Nor was this dejection because of laurels tarnished, wholly.
THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANSZACHARY F. SMITH
But the romantic halo around these young aristocrats is rather tarnished by the Young French Vicomte.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOL. 147, SEPTEMBER 2ND, 1914VARIOUS
His respect for her was the one bright spot in his character, and even that was tarnished by a refined system of selfishness.
THE MONCTONS: A NOVEL, VOLUME ISUSANNA MOODIE
Along one of the walls stood a sofa of crimson cloth, with the back and arms of painted and tarnished wood.
THE CONQUEST OF ROMEMATILDE SERAO
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WORDS RELATED TO TARNISHED

  • bedimmed
  • broken-down
  • colorless
  • dark
  • darkish
  • dilapidated
  • dim
  • dirty
  • discolored
  • drab
  • dreary
  • dull
  • dusky
  • faded
  • gloomy
  • grimy
  • muddy
  • murky
  • obscure
  • run-down
  • seedy
  • shabby
  • somber
  • sullied
  • tarnished
  • threadbare
  • tired
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