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Synonyms for smirch

to spread with a greasy, sticky, or dirty substance

a discolored mark made by smearing

Synonyms for smirch

an act that brings discredit to the person who does it

smear so as to make dirty or stained


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Different ideas regarding the construct were developed by influential authors such as Andrew Pettigrew (1979), Linda Smirch (1983), Edgar Schein (1985).
Andy Smirch (see "Wave of the Future," page 38) carries that idea to its logical conclusion by calling for the revamping of urban education through a comprehensive system of charter schools that go well beyond what even Paul Vallas is attempting in post-Katrina New Orleans.
going to put on our holier-than-thou face and ask her not to smirch the
Yet out of this insult to justice, this defamation of the Church, this orgy of lying and foolishness, the truth is set in the noonday sun on the hilltop; the white robe of innocence is cleansed from the smirch of the burning faggots; the holy life is sanctified; the true heart that lived through the flame is consecrated; a great lie is silenced for ever; and a great wrong is set right before all men.
Worse still, do we attempt to smirch the reputations of those who bring legal action against us and even try to prevent them from securing employment elsewhere?
Even the spirit beings of Scully's realm - Angelica, 1982, and Angel, 1983 - are represented as conjoined dualities of spirit and sense, free of the smirch of dogma.