Smirch v. t. To smear with something which stains, or makes dirty; to smutch; to begrime; to soil; to sully.
I'll . . . with a kind of umber smirch my face. --Shak.
Smirch n. A smutch; a dirty stain.
n 1: a blemish made by dirt; "he had a smudge on his cheek" [syn:
smudge, spot, blot, daub, smear, slur]
2: an act that brings discredit to the person who does it; "he
made a huge blot on his copybook" [syn: blot, smear, spot,
v 1: smear so as to make dirty or stained [syn: besmirch]
2: 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" [syn: defame, slander, asperse, denigrate,
calumniate, smear, sully, besmirch]