smirch definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To earth, stain, or dirty with or just as if with a smearing representative: "their tough, dangerous faces, smirched by the grime and rust” ( Henry Roth).
    • To dishonor; defame.
    • To smear with something stains, or tends to make dirty; to smutch; to begrime; to earth; to sully.
  • noun:
    • some thing, particularly a blot, smear, or stain, that smirches.
    • A smutch; a dirty stain.
    • A soiling level or smear; a darkening stain; a smutch.
    • a blemish created by dirt
    • an act that brings discredit to your person who does it
  • verb:
    • To dirty; to help make dirty.
    • smear to be able to make dirty or stained
    • cost falsely or with malicious intention; strike the good name and standing of somebody
  • others:
    • To stain; smear; earth; smutch; besmirch.
    • Figuratively, to break down; decrease in honor, dignity, popularity, repute, or perhaps the like: since, to smirch a person's very own or any other's reputation.

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