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at·taint

 (ə-tānt′)
tr.v. at·taint·ed, at·taint·ing, at·taints
1. To impart a stigma to; disgrace: "No breath of calumny ever attainted the personal purity of Savonarola" (Henry Hart Milman).
2. To pass a sentence of attainder against.
3. Archaic To infect or corrupt, as with illness or vice.
4. Archaic To accuse.
n.
1. A disgrace; a stigma.
2. Obsolete Attainder.

[Middle English attainten, from Old French ataint, past participle of ataindre, to affect; see attain.]

attaint

(əˈteɪnt)
vb (tr)
1. (Law) to pass judgment of death or outlawry upon (a person); condemn by bill of attainder
2. to dishonour or disgrace
3. to accuse or prove to be guilty
4. (of sickness) to affect or strike (somebody)
n
5. (Law) a less common word for attainder
6. a dishonour; taint
[C14: from Old French ateint convicted, from ateindre to attain]

at•taint

(əˈteɪnt)

v.t.
1. to punish with attainder.
2. to disgrace.
3. Archaic. to accuse.
4. Obs. to prove the guilt of.
n.
5. Obs. a stain; disgrace; taint.
[1250–1300; Middle English ataynten, derivative of ataynt convicted < Anglo-French, Old French, past participle of ataindre to convict, attain]

attaint


Past participle: attainted
Gerund: attainting

Imperative
attaint
attaint
Present
I attaint
you attaint
he/she/it attaints
we attaint
you attaint
they attaint
Preterite
I attainted
you attainted
he/she/it attainted
we attainted
you attainted
they attainted
Present Continuous
I am attainting
you are attainting
he/she/it is attainting
we are attainting
you are attainting
they are attainting
Present Perfect
I have attainted
you have attainted
he/she/it has attainted
we have attainted
you have attainted
they have attainted
Past Continuous
I was attainting
you were attainting
he/she/it was attainting
we were attainting
you were attainting
they were attainting
Past Perfect
I had attainted
you had attainted
he/she/it had attainted
we had attainted
you had attainted
they had attainted
Future
I will attaint
you will attaint
he/she/it will attaint
we will attaint
you will attaint
they will attaint
Future Perfect
I will have attainted
you will have attainted
he/she/it will have attainted
we will have attainted
you will have attainted
they will have attainted
Future Continuous
I will be attainting
you will be attainting
he/she/it will be attainting
we will be attainting
you will be attainting
they will be attainting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been attainting
you have been attainting
he/she/it has been attainting
we have been attainting
you have been attainting
they have been attainting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been attainting
you will have been attainting
he/she/it will have been attainting
we will have been attainting
you will have been attainting
they will have been attainting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been attainting
you had been attainting
he/she/it had been attainting
we had been attainting
you had been attainting
they had been attainting
Conditional
I would attaint
you would attaint
he/she/it would attaint
we would attaint
you would attaint
they would attaint
Past Conditional
I would have attainted
you would have attainted
he/she/it would have attainted
we would have attainted
you would have attainted
they would have attainted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.attaint - bring shame or dishonor uponattaint - bring shame or dishonor upon; "he dishonored his family by committing a serious crime"
befoul, maculate, defile, foul - spot, stain, or pollute; "The townspeople defiled the river by emptying raw sewage into it"
2.attaint - condemn by attainder; "the man was attainted"
condemn - demonstrate the guilt of (someone); "Her strange behavior condemned her"

attaint

noun
Archaic. A mark of discredit or disgrace:
Idiom: a blot on one's escutcheon.
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