What does smirch mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. smudge, spot, blot, daub, smear, smirch, slurnoun

    a blemish made by dirt

    "he had a smudge on his cheek"

  2. blot, smear, smirch, spot, stainverb

    an act that brings discredit to the person who does it

    "he made a huge blot on his copybook"

  3. smirch, besmirchverb

    smear so as to make dirty or stained

  4. defame, slander, smirch, asperse, denigrate, calumniate, smear, sully, besmirchverb

    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"


  1. smirchverb

    to make dirty

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Smirchverb

    To cloud; to dusk; to soil.

    Etymology: from murk or murcky.

    I’ll put myself in poor and mean attire,
    And with a kind of umber smirch my face. William Shakespeare.

    Like the shaven Hercules in the smirch worm-eaten tapestry. William Shakespeare.


  1. smirch

    Smirch is a verb that typically refers to making something dirty, discolored, or stained. It can also mean to harm the reputation of someone or something, often through false accusations or rumors. As a noun, it refers to a stain, dirty mark, or something that tarnishes reputation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Smirchverb

    to smear with something which stains, or makes dirty; to smutch; to begrime; to soil; to sully

  2. Smirchnoun

    a smutch; a dirty stain

  3. Etymology: [From the root of smear.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Smirch

    smirch, v.t. to besmear, dirty: to degrade in fame, dignity, &c.—n. a stain. [A weakened form of smer-k, from M. E. smeren, to smear.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of smirch in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of smirch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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    like a pulp or overripe; not having stiffness
    A nasty
    B squashy
    C opaque
    D aligned

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