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Definition 1: an act that brings discredit to the person who does it - [noun denoting act]

Samples where blot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he made a huge blot on his copybook

Synonyms for blot in the sense of this definition

(blot is a kind of ...) a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention

"he made a bad mistake" "she was quick to point out my errors" "I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults"

Definition 2: a blemish made by dirt - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where blot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he had a smudge on his cheek

Synonyms for blot in the sense of this definition

(blot is a kind of ...) a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body)

"a facial blemish"

(... is a kind of blot ) an irregularly shaped spot

(... is a kind of blot ) a smudge made by a (dirty) finger

(... is a kind of blot ) a blot made with ink

Definition 3: dry (ink) with blotting paper - [verb of contact]

(blot is a kind of ...) take in, also metaphorically

"The sponge absorbs water well" "She drew strength from the minister's words"

Definition 4: make a spot or mark onto - [verb of contact]

Samples where blot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The wine spotted the tablecloth

Synonyms for blot in the sense of this definition

(blot is a kind of ...) undergo or cause to undergo a change in the surface

(... is a kind of blot ) blotch or spot

(... is a kind of blot ) make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically

"The silver was tarnished by the long exposure to the air" "Her reputation was sullied after the affair with a married man"

(... is a kind of blot ) mark with small spots

"speckle the wall with tiny yellow spots"

(... is a kind of blot ) spot, splash, or soil

"The baby spattered the bib with food"

(blot has a similar meaning as ...) produce or leave stains

"Red wine stains the table cloth"

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