The X-Games' reputation was tainted and Sajed was left with no choice but to cancel the appearance.
And preliminary reports suggest that thousands of irregularities have tainted the results.
It was one of the greatest basketball games in the history of the universe, tainted by performance-enhancing drugs.
1570s, "to corrupt, contaminate," also "to touch, tinge, imbue slightly" (1590s), from Middle English teynten "to convict, prove guilty" (late 14c.), partly from Old French ataint, past participle of ataindre "to touch upon, seize" (see attainder). Also from Anglo-French teinter "to color, dye" (early 15c.), from Old French teint (12c.), past participle of teindre "to dye, color," from Latin tingere (see tincture). Related: Tainted; tainting.