smirch

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smirch

 (smûrch)
tr.v. smirched, smirch·ing, smirch·es
1. To soil, stain, or dirty with or as if with a smearing agent: "their tough, hostile faces, smirched by the grime and rust" (Henry Roth).
2. To dishonor; defame.
n.
Something, such as a blot, smear, or stain, that smirches.

[Middle English smorchen.]

smirch

(smɜːtʃ)
vb (tr)
to dirty; soil
n
1. the act of smirching or state of being smirched
2. a smear or stain
[C15 smorchen, of unknown origin]
ˈsmircher n

smirch

(smɜrtʃ)

v.t.
1. to discolor or soil; spot or smudge with or as if with soot, dirt, etc.
2. to sully or tarnish (a reputation, character, etc.); disgrace.
n.
3. a dirty mark or smear.
4. a stain or blot, as on reputation.
[1485–95; orig. uncertain]

smirch


Past participle: smirched
Gerund: smirching

Imperative
smirch
smirch
Present
I smirch
you smirch
he/she/it smirches
we smirch
you smirch
they smirch
Preterite
I smirched
you smirched
he/she/it smirched
we smirched
you smirched
they smirched
Present Continuous
I am smirching
you are smirching
he/she/it is smirching
we are smirching
you are smirching
they are smirching
Present Perfect
I have smirched
you have smirched
he/she/it has smirched
we have smirched
you have smirched
they have smirched
Past Continuous
I was smirching
you were smirching
he/she/it was smirching
we were smirching
you were smirching
they were smirching
Past Perfect
I had smirched
you had smirched
he/she/it had smirched
we had smirched
you had smirched
they had smirched
Future
I will smirch
you will smirch
he/she/it will smirch
we will smirch
you will smirch
they will smirch
Future Perfect
I will have smirched
you will have smirched
he/she/it will have smirched
we will have smirched
you will have smirched
they will have smirched
Future Continuous
I will be smirching
you will be smirching
he/she/it will be smirching
we will be smirching
you will be smirching
they will be smirching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been smirching
you have been smirching
he/she/it has been smirching
we have been smirching
you have been smirching
they have been smirching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been smirching
you will have been smirching
he/she/it will have been smirching
we will have been smirching
you will have been smirching
they will have been smirching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been smirching
you had been smirching
he/she/it had been smirching
we had been smirching
you had been smirching
they had been smirching
Conditional
I would smirch
you would smirch
he/she/it would smirch
we would smirch
you would smirch
they would smirch
Past Conditional
I would have smirched
you would have smirched
he/she/it would have smirched
we would have smirched
you would have smirched
they would have smirched
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.smirch - a blemish made by dirtsmirch - a blemish made by dirt; "he had a smudge on his cheek"
blemish, mar, defect - a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body); "a facial blemish"
blotch, splodge, splotch - an irregularly shaped spot
fingermark, fingerprint - a smudge made by a (dirty) finger
inkblot - a blot made with ink
2.smirch - an act that brings discredit to the person who does it; "he made a huge blot on his copybook"
error, fault, mistake - 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"
Verb1.smirch - smear so as to make dirty or stainedsmirch - smear so as to make dirty or stained
smear - stain by smearing or daubing with a dirty substance
2.smirch - 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"
accuse, charge - blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against; "he charged the director with indifference"
assassinate - destroy or damage seriously, as of someone's reputation; "He assassinated his enemy's character"
libel - print slanderous statements against; "The newspaper was accused of libeling him"
badmouth, drag through the mud, malign, traduce - speak unfavorably about; "She badmouths her husband everywhere"

smirch

verb
To spread with a greasy, sticky, or dirty substance:
noun
A discolored mark made by smearing:
Translations

smirch

[smɜːtʃ] VT (liter) → mancillar, desdorar

smirch

(liter)
nSchmutz- or Schandfleck m, → Makel m (geh)
vtbeflecken (liter), → besudeln (geh)
References in classic literature ?
His anger with his wife and anxiety that his name should not be smirched now seemed not merely trivial but even amusing.
We loved love, and our love was never smirched by anything less than the best.
When viewed in the light of formal logic, there is not one thing of which to be ashamed; but nevertheless a shame rises within me at the recollection, and in the pride of my manhood I feel that my manhood has in unaccountable ways been smirched and sullied.
When I had prayed sufficiently to the dead, I cut the throats of the two sheep and let the blood run into the trench, whereon the ghosts came trooping up from Erebus--brides, {89} young bachelors, old men worn out with toil, maids who had been crossed in love, and brave men who had been killed in battle, with their armour still smirched with blood; they came from every quarter and flitted round the trench with a strange kind of screaming sound that made me turn pale with fear.
It was as though the whole of frowning Ilius was being smirched with fire.
Other tribesmen the devil-devil doctors tabooed against eating shark, or handling turtle, or contacting with crocodiles or the fossil remains of crocodiles, or from ever being smirched by the profanity of a woman's touch or of a woman's shadow cast across the path.