Synonyms of tarnish in English:

tarnish


See definition of tarnish

verb

1‘gold does not tarnish easily’

SYNONYMS

become discoloured, discolour, stain, rust, oxidize, corrode, deteriorate

become dull, lose its shine, lose its lustre, blacken, become black

ANTONYMS

brighten, polish

2‘detergents and scouring powder can tarnish metal’

SYNONYMS

dull, make dull, dim, blacken, make black, discolour, stain, rust, oxidize, corrode

ANTONYMS

brighten, polish

3‘he thought such rash actions would tarnish his reputation as a scholar’

SYNONYMS

sully, besmirch, blacken, smirch, stain, blemish, blot, taint, soil, befoul, spoil, ruin, dirty, disgrace, mar, damage, defame, calumniate, injure, harm, hurt, undermine, debase, degrade, denigrate, dishonour, stigmatize, vitiate, drag through the mud

ANTONYMS

enhance


noun

1‘he was removing tarnish from the candlesticks’

SYNONYMS

discoloration, oxidation, rust, tarnishing, blackening, film, patina

2‘this won't overcome the tarnish on Alan's personal reputation’

SYNONYMS

smear, black mark, slur, stain, blemish, blot, taint, stigma, smirch, flaw