smirch

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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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A president could lose credibility, experience negative populace reactions that erode approval ratings, (215) weaken the commander in chief power, or even have a legacy smirched for seemingly losing a U.
Though mismanagement and scandal smirched Paterson's tenure as government, his inability to cut key areas of spending in the face of Albany's interests has been a familiar outcome for a succession of governors.
She has been a very good child in wearing them, although on occasions they have been so smirched that I doubt she will have been able to see through them.
And now all is blurred and smirched with vice the day's sad end is seen, For where the short 'large hours' against the longer 'small hours' lean, With smiles that mock the wearer, and with words that half entreat.
a knot of stringy-haired plebes, smirched and scrofulous, dragged a bound man through the woods and cast him into a deep lake.
He wished not to be smirched with the mess of other people" (p.
15 What is it then to me if impious war, Arrayed in flames like to the prince of fiends, Do with his smirched complexion all fell feats Enlinked to waste and desolation?