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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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And she had destroyed herself, crushed by an insult that had appalled and amazed that childish soul, had smirched that angel purity with unmerited disgrace and torn from her a last scream of despair, unheeded and brutally disregarded, on a dark night in the cold and wet while the wind howled.
Erekat criticized world ambassadors who responded to Israel's invitation to visit illegal settlements and occupied East Jerusalem and described it as a "smirch".
SMIRCH A A stain B Smile foolishly C Melting metal who am I?
Of mind and spirit, and toss that Dread of Death out on its ear, Since that's what stirs the lives of the mortals into such turmoil From the very depths, and there is nothing that it does not soil With the smirch of death, no pleasure, pure and clean, it does not soil
NNA - The family of detained Lebanese businessman, Bahij Abou Hamza, on Friday lashed out in a statement at the Lebanese judiciary, saying that Abou Hamza's case will forever smirch the name of the Lebanese judiciary.
"The personalities cited in the Panama Papers revelations belong to the ruling parties, which risks to smirch the credibility of the committee, Chaouachi cautioned.
(56.) Tom Meehan, "Hanford's Jenkins, Black Sox Innocent, Talks of One Big Smirch On Baseball," Fresno (California) Bee, May 13, 1962.
Until then, we will smirch ourselves, be forced to put our heads down and wish for others to defend themselves while praying to God, as we always do, that we too be included in their defense of justice.
This smirch on his record will hurt his college applications far more than would a single test score, so Kai must prove his photos are actually originals.
Caption: 6 A Zoroastrian lady wearing a decorative smirch offers her daily prayers.
(Pause.) Her father is sitting right across from us with a smirch on his face.
'Twar no use to fly 'roun' an' kick up a muss An' try his ca-rack-ter to smirch; While he's the head deacon in church.
I'll put myself in poor and mean attire, And with a kind of umber smirch my face--The like do you; so shall we pass along And never stir assailants.
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.