smirch

Definitions of smirch
1

v smear so as to make dirty or stained

Synonyms:
besmirch
Type of:
smear
stain by smearing or daubing with a dirty substance

v charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone

Synonyms:
asperse, besmirch, calumniate, defame, denigrate, slander, smear, sully
Types:
assassinate
destroy or damage seriously, as of someone's reputation
libel
print slanderous statements against
badmouth, drag through the mud, malign, traduce
speak unfavorably about
Type of:
accuse, charge
blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against

n a blemish made by dirt

Synonyms:
blot, daub, slur, smear, smudge, spot
Types:
blotch, splodge, splotch
an irregularly shaped spot
fingermark, fingerprint
a smudge made by a (dirty) finger
inkblot
a blot made with ink
Type of:
blemish, defect, mar
a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body)

n an act that brings discredit to the person who does it

Synonyms:
blot, smear, spot, stain
Type of:
error, fault, mistake
a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention

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