Tarnish - Crossword Clue

Below are possible answers for the crossword clue Tarnish.

BESMEAR
MAR
SMIRCH
SULLY
TAINT
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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. 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. smear so as to make dirty or stained
  3. an act that brings discredit to the person who does it; "he made a huge blot on his copybook"
  4. a blemish made by dirt; "he had a smudge on his cheek"
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. the state of being contaminated
  2. contaminate with a disease or microorganism
  3. place under suspicion or cast doubt upon; "sully someone's reputation"
Clue Database Last Updated: 21/08/2018 9:00am

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