present participle of smirch
as in humiliating
to reduce to a lower standing in one's own eyes or in others' eyes this scandal will forever smirch the name of a once-great family

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“Smirching.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

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