(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. loam, earth, sod, topsoil, dirt, mold, ground; stain, blotch, smudge, smear, filth. —v. t. besmear, dirty, daub, stain; defile, sully. See land, region, uncleanness.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. dirt, loam, clay; see earth 2 .
1. [To dirty]
Syn. stain, sully, spoil; see dirty .
2. [To disgrace]
Syn. shame, debase, degrade; see disgrace , slander .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
earth, dirt, loam, humus, topsoil, ground, clay, terra firma, turf, loess.
1. dirty muddy, begrime, stain, smudge, spot, mess, smear, foul, besmirch.
2. disgrace dishonor, malign, discredit, blot, defame, taint, *drag one's name through the mud.
ANT.: 1. clean, cleanse. 2. honor, praise
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To make dirty: befoul, begrime, besmirch, besoil, black, blacken, defile, dirty, smudge, smutch, sully. See CLEAN. 2. To contaminate the reputation of: befoul, besmear, besmirch, bespatter, blacken, cloud, denigrate, dirty, smear, smudge, smut, spatter, stain, sully, taint, tarnish. Idioms: give a black eye to, sling (or throw) mud on. See ATTACK, CLEAN. 3. To make morally impure: contaminate, corrupt, defile, infect, pollute, taint. See CLEAN.

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