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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To touch or affect slightly with something bad.

Usage examples (31)
  • ...if I know my heart, my gratitude is free from any taint of personal triumph. I do not impugn the motives of any one opposed to me.
  • Eyes may be the windows to the soul, but a taint is the doggie-door to pain.
  • But the taint is also spreading to the city itself, which is being portrayed in an unflattering and unsettling way.
  • A black and immeasurable taint is communicated to all who view it. for more
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