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Noun: smirch  smurch
  1. A blemish made by dirt
    "he had a smirch on his cheek";
    - smudge, spot, blot, daub, smear, slur
     
  2. An act that brings discredit to the person who does it
    - blot, smear, spot, stain
Verb: smirch  smurch
  1. Smear so as to make dirty or stained
    - besmirch
     
  2. Charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone
    - defame, slander, asperse, denigrate, calumniate, smear, sully, besmirch

Derived forms: smirched, smirching, smirches

Type of: accuse, blemish, charge, defect, error, fault, mar, mistake, smear

Encyclopedia: Smirch