Nouns (5)

smirch, stain, spot, smear, blot
n. an act that brings discredit to the person who does it; "he made a huge blot on his copybook"

Verbs (11)

asperse, besmirch, sully, smear, calumniate, denigrate, smirch, slander, defame
v. 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"
besmirch, smirch
v. smear so as to make dirty or stained

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Fuzzynyms (16)

pick at, belittle, disparage
v. express a negative opinion of; "She disparaged her student's efforts"
disgrace, discredit
v. damage the reputation of; "This newspaper story discredits the politicians"
bemire, colly, grime, begrime, soil, dirty
v. make soiled, filthy, or dirty; "don't soil your clothes when you play outside!"
maculate, defile, sully, stain, tarnish
v. make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically; "The silver was tarnished by the long exposure to the air"; "Her reputation was sullied after the affair with a married man"

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