tainted
1. [ adjective ] touched by rot or decay
Synonyms: corrupt
Examples:

"tainted bacon" "`corrupt' is archaic"

Related terms: rotten
2. [ adjective ] especially of reputation
Synonyms: damaged flyblown spotted stained sullied tarnished besmirched
Examples:

"the senator's seriously damaged reputation" "a flyblown reputation" "a tarnished reputation" "inherited a spotted name"

Related terms: blemished
Similar spelling:   tinted