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smirch

smirch

pronunciation:
smuhrch
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: smirched, smirches, smirching
definition 1: to stain, spot, or dirty, as by smearing with something that discolors.
similar words:
daub, stain
definition 2: to discredit or defame; smear.
They tried to smirch his good name.
similar words:
defile, malign, stain, wrong
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a dirty spot or stain; smear.
similar words:
smear, stain
definition 2: something that discredits or damages one's reputation.
similar words:
brand, discredit, smear, stain
derivation: smirchless (adj.)