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  Definition of smirch
  1. an act that brings discredit to the person who does it; "he made a huge blot on his copybook"
  2. a blemish made by dirt; "he had a smudge on his cheek"
  3. charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone; "The journalists have defamed me!" "The article in the paper sullied my reputation"
  4. smear so as to make dirty or stained
Similar Words: blot, smear, spot, stain, smudge, daub, slur, defame, slander, asperse, denigrate, calumniate, sully, besmirch

 

Hyponyms: blotch, splodge, splotch, fingermark, fingerprint, inkblot, assassinate, libel, badmouth, malign, traduce, drag through the mud

 

Derivational Morphology: tarnish, stain, maculate, sully, defile, defame, slander, asperse, denigrate, calumniate, smear, besmirch, blur, smudge, smutch, blot, spot, fleck, blob, vilification, malignment, defamation, calumny, obloquy, traducement, hatchet job, aspersion, denigration, slur, defamer, maligner, slanderer, vilifier, libeler, backbiter, traducer, daub

 

Anagrams: chrism

 

 
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