Synonyms of stain in English:

stain


See definition of stain

verb

1‘her clothing was stained with blood’

SYNONYMS

discolour, blemish, soil, mark, muddy, spot, spatter, splatter, smear, splash, smudge, blotch, blacken

dirty, get dirty, make dirty, get filthy, make filthy, sully, spoil, defile, pollute, contaminate, foul, befoul, grime, begrime

literary besmirch

2‘the awful events would unfairly stain the city's reputation’

SYNONYMS

damage, injure, harm, sully, soil, blacken, tarnish, taint, besmirch, blemish, defile, blot, smear, bring discredit to, dishonour, drag through the mud

3‘wood can always be stained to a darker shade’

SYNONYMS

colour, tint, dye, tinge, shade, pigment

varnish, paint, colour-wash


noun

1‘there were mud stains on my shoes’

SYNONYMS

mark, spot, spatter, splatter, blotch, blemish, smudge, smear

dirt, foxing

2‘he has been discharged without a stain on his character’

SYNONYMS

blemish, injury, taint, blot, blot on one's escutcheon, slur, smear, discredit, dishonour, stigma

damage

3‘an exterior type of wood stain’

SYNONYMS

tint, colour, dye, tinge, shade, pigment, colourant

varnish, paint, colour wash