un smirched

smirch

[smurch]
verb (used with object)
1.
to discolor or soil; spot or smudge with or as with soot, dust, dirt, etc.
2.
to sully or tarnish (a person, reputation, character, etc.); disgrace; discredit.
noun
3.
a dirty mark or smear, as of soot, dust, dirt, etc.
4.
a stain or blot, as on reputation.

Origin:
1485–95; origin uncertain

smirchless, adjective
unsmirched, adjective


1. smear, smut, dirty. 2. taint, blot. 3. smudge, smut, smutch. 4. taint.


1. clean.
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smirch (smɜːtʃ)
 
vb
1.  to dirty; soil
 
n
2.  the act of smirching or state of being smirched
3.  a smear or stain
 
[C15 smorchen, of unknown origin]
 
'smircher
 
n

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smirch
1495, "to discolor, to make dirty," perhaps from O.Fr. esmorcher "to torture," perhaps also "befoul, stain," from es- "out" + morcher "to bite," from L. morsus, pp. of mordere "to bite" (see smart (v.)). Sense of "dishonor, disgrace, discredit" first attested 1820.
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