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