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Blemish

A minor defect in appearance that does not affect the durability or strength of wood, marble, or other material.

blemish

In wood, marble, etc., usually a minor appearance defect that does not necessarily affect durability or strength.
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Unfortunately, it is with regret that I report that our excellent operational track record has been blemished.
The cost is more than just vehicle damage and medical expenses--you can end up with higher insurance premiums, a blemished driving record, and even serious physical injuries.
Fannie Mae wants to make sure that the mortgages that are delivered to us treat borrowers who have blemished credit records fairly and are not originated using predatory lending practices," said Raines.