Chode vs. Taint

Chode vs. Taint — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Chode and Taint

Chodeverb

(archaic) chide

Taintverb

To affect or associate with something undesirable or reprehensible

a reputation that was tainted by allegations of illegal activity.

Chodenoun

alternative spelling of choad

Taintverb

To expose to an infectious agent, toxin, or undesirable substance

drinking water that is tainted with parasites.toothpaste that is tainted with toxic metals.

Taintverb

To subject to decay or putrefaction

would not eat the meat for fear that it was tainted.

Taintnoun

An undesirable or corrupting influence or association

wanted to avoid the taint of an accounting scandal.

Taintnoun

An undesirable quality; a defect or shortcoming

"I confess to a taint of exhibitionism" (F. Scott Fitzgerald).

Taintnoun

The perineum.

Taintnoun

A contamination, decay or putrefaction, especially in food.

Taintnoun

A tinge, trace or touch.

Taintnoun

A mark of disgrace, especially on one's character; blemish.

Taintnoun

(obsolete) tincture; hue; colour.

Taintnoun

(obsolete) infection; corruption; deprivation.

Taintnoun

(programming) A marker indicating that a variable is unsafe and should be subjected to additional security checks.

Taintnoun

A thrust with a lance, which fails of its intended effect.

Taintnoun

An injury done to a lance in an encounter, without its being broken; also, a breaking of a lance in an encounter in a dishonorable or unscientific manner.

Taintnoun

The perineum.

Taintverb

(transitive) To contaminate or corrupt (something) with an external agent, either physically or morally.

Taintverb

(transitive) To spoil (food) by contamination.

Taintverb

(intransitive) To be infected or corrupted; to be touched by something corrupting.

Taintverb

(intransitive) To be affected with incipient putrefaction.

Meat soon taints in warm weather.

Taintverb

To mark (a variable) as unsafe, so that operations involving it are subject to additional security checks.

Taintverb

To invalidate (a share capital account) by transferring profits into it.

Taintverb

(transitive) To damage, as a lance, without breaking it; also, to break, as a lance, but usually in an unknightly or unscientific manner.

Taintverb

(intransitive) To thrust ineffectually with a lance.

Taintnoun

the state of being contaminated

Taintverb

place under suspicion or cast doubt upon;

sully someone's reputation

Taintverb

contaminate with a disease or microorganism