Textual thesaurus for "smirch"

(noun) blot, smear, spot, stain

an act that brings discredit to the person who does it

he made a huge blot on his copybook

(noun) blot, spot, slur, smear, smudge, daub

a blemish made by dirt

he had a smudge on his cheek

(verb) sully, defame, denigrate, calumniate, besmirch, asperse, slander, smear

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

(verb) besmirch

smear so as to make dirty or stained