Definition of smirch:
filth, asperse, bit, spotlight, dapple, pip, blur, flaw, fleck, malignment, scandal, slander, post, discolouration, blotch, disgrace, dirt, stigma, plaster, speckle, minimize, defacement, position, discoloration, derogate, slur, maculation, blot, imperfection, disfigurement, belittle, besmear, defect, daub, calumniate, billet, mark, cloud, grease, crack, injury, smear, touch, topographic point, corrupt, situation, dishonor, dent, maculate, bedaub, brand, sully, cytosmear, cytologic smear, fault, office, aspersion, patch, reproach, point, put on, blemish, smudge, grunge, berth, place, dab, vilification, stain, besmirch, deformity, spot, speck, defame, denigrate, grime, smutch.
To this insinuation, founded on an implied lie as far as the Hawtry was concerned, Mr. Farraday made no reply, but turned to greet with fitting applause the great dancer, on whose account one of the American artistic bright lights had been extinguished forever, and in ten seconds was inwardly thanking Vandeford for extracting Miss Adair before she had felt the blighting smirch of the big number.- "Blue-grass and Broadway", Maria Thompson Daviess.
We were to put ourselves in " poor and mean attire"- I do not know that we were to " smirch our faces" with brown paint; we thought large battered poke- bonnets would answer the purpose, and, thus disguised, we were to go the rounds of the club windows, my father walking at a discreet distance for our protection on one side of the street, and our formidable pirate friend Trelawney on the other.- "Records of a Girlhood", Frances Ann Kemble.
- "The Enchanted Canyon", Honoré Willsie Morrow.