smirch

verb
\ˈsmərch \
smirched; smirching; smirches

Definition of smirch 

transitive verb

1a : to make dirty, stained, or discolored : sully

b : to smear with something that stains or dirties

2 : to bring discredit or disgrace on

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smirch noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for smirch

Synonyms

befoul, begrime, bemire, besmirch, blacken, daub, dirty, distain [archaic], foul, gaum [dialect], grime, mire, muck, muddy, smudge, soil, stain, sully

Antonyms

clean, cleanse

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Examples of smirch in a Sentence

their clothes were smirched by dust from the trail this scandal will forever smirch the name of a once-great family

First Known Use of smirch

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for smirch

Middle English smorchen

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