- v.（通常指金属）（使）失去光泽，（使）变灰暗( tarnish的过去式和过去分词 ); 玷污，败坏;
Accusations of tax evasion have tarnished his clean image.
The enamel gives new brass an authentically tarnished finish.
His image was tarnished by the savings and loan scandal.
The mirrors had tarnished with age.
His bad behaviour has tarnished the good name of the school.
His reputation was tarnished.
The scandal tarnished his reputation.
His reputation has been tarnished by their slanders.
The firm's good name was badly tarnished by the scandal.
The silver was tarnished by the long exposure to the air.
The image I portray and the example I set becomes tarnished.
The reasons why the silver alloys tarnished are analyzed briefly.
Estranged lover tarnished each melody when all my revealed affections were overturned.
This kettle has become tarnished and needs cleaning.
His reputation has tarnished in literary circles.
1. especially of reputation;
"the senator's seriously damaged reputation"
"a flyblown reputation"
"a tarnished reputation"
"inherited a spotted name"