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English noun: smirch

1. smirch (attribute) a blemish made by dirt


SamplesHe had a smudge on his cheek.


Synonymsblot, daub, slur, smear, smudge, spot


Broader (hypernym)blemish, defect, mar


Narrower (hyponym)blotch, fingermark, fingerprint, inkblot, splodge, splotch

2. smirch (act) an act that brings discredit to the person who does it


SamplesHe made a huge blot on his copybook.


Synonymsblot, smear, spot, stain


Broader (hypernym)error, fault, mistake


English verb: smirch

1. smirch (contact) smear so as to make dirty or stained


Synonymsbesmirch


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)smear

2. smirch (communication) charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone


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


Synonymsasperse, besmirch, calumniate, defame, denigrate, slander, smear, sully


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)accuse, charge


Narrower (hyponym)assassinate, badmouth, drag through the mud, libel, malign, traduce









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