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Definition 1: an act that brings discredit to the person who does it - [noun denoting act]

Samples where smirch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he made a huge blot on his copybook

Synonyms for smirch in the sense of this definition

(smirch is a kind of ...) a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention

"he made a bad mistake" "she was quick to point out my errors" "I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults"

Definition 2: a blemish made by dirt - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where smirch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he had a smudge on his cheek

Synonyms for smirch in the sense of this definition

(smirch is a kind of ...) a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body)

"a facial blemish"

(... is a kind of smirch ) an irregularly shaped spot

(... is a kind of smirch ) a smudge made by a (dirty) finger

(... is a kind of smirch ) a blot made with ink

Definition 3: charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone - [verb of communication]

Samples where smirch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The journalists have defamed me!
  • The article in the paper sullied my reputation

Synonyms for smirch in the sense of this definition

(smirch is a kind of ...) blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against

"he charged the director with indifference"

(... is a kind of smirch ) destroy or damage seriously, as of someone's reputation

"He assassinated his enemy's character"

(... is a kind of smirch ) print slanderous statements against

"The newspaper was accused of libeling him"

(... is a kind of smirch ) speak unfavorably about

"She badmouths her husband everywhere"

Definition 4: smear so as to make dirty or stained - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for smirch in the sense of this definition

(smirch is a kind of ...) stain by smearing or daubing with a dirty substance

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