from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Lacking blemishes or faults: an unblemished peach; an unblemished political record.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. faultless or lacking blemishes.
  • adj. Free from evil or corruption.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not blemished; pure; spotless.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not blemished; not stained; free from turpitude, reproach, or deformity; pure; spotless: as, an unblemished reputation or life; an unblemished moral character.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. free from physical or moral spots or stains


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  • But who of our family does not agree with Mr. Weston, that the unspotted character which our dear father maintained should remain unblemished by his family? which could not have been, had we suffered his creditors to lose any part of their debts while it was possible for us to pay them.

    Letter 392

  • Rather, it was to be realized right within the miasma of cultural constraint, indeed there or nowhere, like the Zen lotus sprouting up unblemished from the mud.

    Kafka and the Coincidence of Opposites

  • Yes, were virtue lost to me, still memory would speak; still would she urge, that the chaste and last kiss, imprinted by my wife on these lips, should live there, in unblemished sanctity, till I again meet her angel embraces in the world to come!

    The Scottish Chiefs

  • His legal skill was quoted as authority, his charities were munificent, his name unblemished by a single mean deed.

    Scottish sketches

  • If, in truth, this woman had left her own husband and gone away to live with another man, she had by doing so at any rate while she was doing so fallen in such a way as to make herself unfit for the society of an unmarried young woman who meant to keep her name unblemished before the world.

    The Belton Estate

  • As a result of the Cold War, along with the rearmament of the GDR {fact} the public view was that the Wehrmacht was "unblemished" by the crimes which came to be associated with the SS and the political police forces.

    Berlinski's Wisdom

  • As for Banco Guayana and construction contractor Manuel Andrade, we invite them to take legal action against VHeadline if they feel that their "unblemished" characters have been sullied in any fashion!

    Maria Clelia Spinas -- a candle caught in the wind of Venezuelan corruption!

  • In the meantime, Mr. German said, his career at the F.B.I. stalled, despite what he said was an "unblemished" record and an award for his work in the Los Angeles skinhead case.

    August 2004

  • Martial artists claim both this kind of unblemished pedigree and acknowledge tout, even changes that are sometimes quite radical.

    Karate and Modernity: A Call for Comments

  • Lawyers for John Lewis said Ms Revrenna had an "unblemished" record after working in the store for 40 years.

    Evening Standard - Home


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