To stain; sully:
Sully is defined as to spoil or stain, or to disgrace.
(Intransitive) To become spread by smearing.
To spread false and harmful statements about; slander
(Archaic) To blacken
To utter a slander about.
To attack or injure the reputation or honor of by false and malicious statements; malign, slander, or libel
(Obs.) To sully or stain
To discolor, soil, or spot:
To enrich with soil or muck; to manure.
To make less suitable for an activity, especially by the introduction of unwanted factors:
To treat in a disrespectful or demeaning manner.
To bring shame or dishonor on:
To discredit is defined as to cast doubt on the truth of something or someone, or to damage a person's reputation.
To stain or tarnish with dishonor.
(Geol.) To lower (a land surface) by erosion
(--- Archaic) To render impure; contaminate.
Any of several plant diseases caused by fungi and resulting in brown or black dead areas on leaves or fruit.
To spill or spread in a spot or stain.
Blemish means to spoil the perfection of something.
To coat (fish or meat, for example) with pepper and other spices and then quickly sear in a very hot skillet, thereby producing meat that is black on the outside but tender on the inside.
To speak evil of; defame; slander; traduce
To paint coarsely or unskillfully
To apply with short poking strokes:
To smear; soil.
Humble is defined as to lower the condition or position of someone or something.
Find another word for smirching. In this page you can discover 32 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for smirching, like: besmirching, sullying, smearing, calumniating, denigrating, slandering, defaming, tarnishing, tainting, staining and soiling.