Meaning of blemish

blem•ish

Pronunciation: (blem'ish), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to destroy or diminish the perfection of: The book is blemished by those long, ineffective descriptions.
—n.
  1. a mark that detracts from appearance, as a pimple or a scar.
  2. a defect or flaw; stain; blight: a blemish on his record.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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