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tarnished

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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

  • aid
  • assist
  • benefit
  • clean
  • fix
  • heal
  • help
  • improve
  • mend
  • please
  • beautify
  • brighten
  • cure
  • honor
  • lighten
  • praise
  • purify
  • whiten
  • polish
  • uncorrupt
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TARNISHED

The chariots, some of them still hooded in canvas, were very small and tarnished.

It is only fair to add that her delight was not tarnished by any sordid calculations.

And yet she was content to pair off with this dull young adventurer in the tarnished lace!

The mellowness of its old-fashioned, tarnished decoration was gone.

The money was tarnished, yet it reflected a sort of dull metallic light.

I must, for the honour of the old name that's never been tarnished.

But your pride is touched and your honor is tarnished, and you dread the criticism of men.

The happiness of their meeting was not tarnished by a single word of reproach.

It was tarnished and black from the flames, but it was a good one with a true ring.

He looked at a tarnished Waterbury watch, worn on a horse's lip-strap.

WORD ORIGIN

1713, from tarnish (v.).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR TARNISHED

dim

adjectivedarkish

dingy

adjectivesoiled, tacky

shopworn

adjectiveoverused
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.