blemish - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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  1. 1
    a mark or spot that spoils the appearance of something
    1. a.
      a mark on someone’s skin, such as a spot or a scar
  2. 2
    a mistake or dishonest action that spoils someone’s reputation or career
    blemish on:

    This is a serious blemish on the minister’s record.