smirch

Definitions of smirch
  1. verb
    smear so as to make dirty or stained
    synonyms: besmirch
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    type of:
    smear
    stain by smearing or daubing with a dirty substance
  2. verb
    charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone
    synonyms: asperse, besmirch, calumniate, defame, denigrate, slander, smear, sully
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    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
  3. noun
    a blemish made by dirt
    synonyms: blot, daub, slur, smear, smudge, spot
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    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)
  4. noun
    an act that brings discredit to the person who does it
    synonyms: blot, smear, spot, stain
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    type of:
    error, fault, mistake
    a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention
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