verb (used with object)
Origin of blemish
Examples from the Web for unblemished
He smiles frequently and with joyful sincerity, and his raven-colored skin is unblemished and taut.‘The Intouchables’: Omar Sy on the Movie and His Success|Lorenza Muñoz|May 25, 2012|DAILY BEAST
She had always been so vain, so obsessed with her unblemished beauty.The Extinction Parade: An Original Zombie Story by Max Brooks|Max Brooks|January 14, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Instead he found Juan Gonzalez Ponce de Leon, a valiant suitor of noble, unblemished credentials.
My sword and my fidelity are all my hope; that both should remain pure and unblemished is all my wish.Tom Burke Of "Ours", Volume I (of II)|Charles James Lever
Both of whom are known to me by name, observed the grand vizier; and Angelo Duras is a man of unblemished integrity.Wagner, the Wehr-Wolf|George W. M. Reynolds
His character is unblemished—his principles and aims are excellent.At Last|Marion Harland
As a man and a gentleman his character was unblemished, his integrity was stainless.Letters from an Old Railway Official|Charles DeLano Hine
He lost ground daily before the steady good judgment and unblemished character of Pitt.
Word Origin for blemish
early 14c., "to hurt, damage," from Old French blemiss- "to turn pale," extended stem of blemir, blesmir "to make pale; stain, discolor," also "to injure" (13c., Modern French blêmir), probably from Frankish *blesmjan "to cause to turn pale," or some other Germanic source, from Proto-Germanic *blas "shining, white," from PIE root *bhel- (1) "to shine, flash, burn" (see bleach (v.)).
The order of appearance of senses in Middle English is "hurt, damage;" "impair morally, sully" (late 14c.); "mar, spoil, injure" (early 15c.); "to mar the beauty or soundness of" (mid-15c.). Related: Blemished; blemishing.
1520s, from blemish (v.).