Adjective "Tarnishing" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Tarnishing


    Definition:

    1. to dull the luster of (a metallic surface), especially by oxidation; discolor.

    2. to diminish or destroy the purity of; stain; sully: The scandal tarnished his reputation. verb (used without object)

    3. to grow dull or discolored; lose luster.

    4. to become sullied. noun

    5. a tarnished coating.

    6. tarnished condition; discoloration; alteration of the luster of a metal.

    7. a stain or blemish.

    Origin:
    tarnish

    Examples:

    "wearings can be tarnishing."