verb (used with object)
Origin of smirch
Examples from the Web for unsmirched
A divorced wife can run soup-kitchens and fever hospitals just as well as the most unsmirched woman of the world.Adrienne Toner|Anne Douglas Sedgwick
Simplicity, healthy goodness, the radiance of unsmirched youth seemed to his eyes wholly inexpressive.December Love|Robert Hichens
Her code was intact; her honour, as judged by it, unsmirched.Mrs. Maxon Protests|Anthony Hope
Throughout an epoch which laid bare the meanness of most natures, his character was unsmirched.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte|William Milligan Sloane
I had pawned my last winter's furs, but my character seemed quite clean and unsmirched.The Fifth Wheel|Olive Higgins Prouty
Word Origin for smirch
late 15c., "to discolor, to make dirty," of uncertain origin, perhaps from Old French esmorcher "to torture," perhaps also "befoul, stain," from es- "out" (see ex-) + morcher "to bite," from Latin morsus, past participle of mordere "to bite" (see mordant). Sense perhaps influenced by smear. Sense of "dishonor, disgrace, discredit" first attested 1820.
1680s, "a soiling mark or smear," from smirch (v.). Figurative use by 1862.