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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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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.
Her father is sitting right across from us with a smirch on his face.
In a statement to the media delegation accompanying the official delegation aboard the plane which is taking the delegation back to Damascus, al-Moallem said, in response to a question on the rejection of coalition to the draft statement submitted by the Syrian official delegation condemning terrorism,A' "This rejection is a smirch on the forehead of the coalition's delegation, and as I said yesterday that any person in the world who suffered from terrorism will adopt this draft statement.
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.