Definition of 'smirch'
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- a blemish made by dirt; "he had a smudge on his cheek"
Synonyms: smudge spot blot daub smear slur
- an act that brings discredit to the person who does it; "he made a huge blot on his copybook"
Synonyms: blot smear spot stain
- smear so as to make dirty or stained
- 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"
Synonyms: defame slander asperse denigrate calumniate smear sully besmirch