Tarnish - Crossword Clue

Below are possible answers for the crossword clue Tarnish.

BESMEAR
  1. spread or daub (a surface)
MAR
  1. destroy or injure severely; "mutilated bodies"
  2. make imperfect; "nothing marred her beauty"
  3. a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body); "a facial blemish"
  4. the month following February and preceding April
SMIRCH
  1. an act that brings discredit to the person who does it; "he made a huge blot on his copybook"
  2. 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"
  3. a blemish made by dirt; "he had a smudge on his cheek"
  4. smear so as to make dirty or stained
SULLY
  1. 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"
  2. 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"
  3. place under suspicion or cast doubt upon; "sully someone's reputation"
  4. French statesman (1560-1641)
  5. United States painter (born in England) of portraits and historical scenes (1783-1872)
TAINT
  1. contaminate with a disease or microorganism
  2. the state of being contaminated
  3. place under suspicion or cast doubt upon; "sully someone's reputation"
Clue Database Last Updated: 17/02/2018 9:00am
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