Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb taint

2 senses of taint

Sense 1
defile, sully, corrupt, taint, cloud -- (place under suspicion or cast doubt upon; "sully someone's reputation")
       => mar, impair, spoil, deflower, vitiate -- (make imperfect; "nothing marred her beauty")

Sense 2
infect, taint -- (contaminate with a disease or microorganism)
       => pollute, foul, contaminate -- (make impure; "The industrial wastes polluted the lake")

Antonyms of adj tainted

1 sense of tainted

Sense 1
corrupt, tainted -- (touched by rot or decay; "tainted bacon"; "`corrupt' is archaic")

INDIRECT (VIA stale) -> fresh -- (recently made, produced, or harvested; "fresh bread"; "a fresh scent"; "fresh lettuce")

Similarity of adj tainted

1 sense of tainted

Sense 1
corrupt, tainted -- (touched by rot or decay; "tainted bacon"; "`corrupt' is archaic")
       => stale (vs. fresh) -- (lacking freshness, palatability, or showing deterioration from age; "stale bread"; "the beer was stale")

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