When something is blotchy, it is covered in small, ugly spots. Blots can be anything from a stain on a shirt to a smear on a wall.

  • The shirt was blotchy from the sweat.

  • The wall was blotchy from the paint.

Definition of blots


an act that brings discredit to the person who does it


smear, smirch, spot, stain


a blemish made by dirt


daub, slur, smear, smirch, smudge, spot


make a spot or mark onto


blob, fleck, spot


dry (ink) with blotting paper

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Example Sentences for blots

  • 1

    The result is a type of ink blot.

  • 2

    Never retouch without blotting first.

  • 3

    That's why the blot should be the top image.

  • 4

    He is correct that the blots are part of the test.

  • 5

    There is no need to put the blot at the top of the article.

  • 6

    The Phantom Blot is a figure from The Walt Disney Company.

  • 7

    The black blot is in the ARC version, but not in the large DVIC version.

  • 8

    The blot is a better representation of the test than an image of the creator.

  • 9

    The ink blot is a better example of the article and belongs at the top.

  • 10

    The slide is then rinsed again, and blotted dry with bibulous paper.