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  Definition of Besmirch
  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
Similar Words: defame, slander, smirch, asperse, denigrate, calumniate, smear, sully

 

Hyponyms: assassinate, libel, badmouth, malign, traduce, drag through the mud

 

Derivational Morphology: smear, vilification, malignment, defamation, calumny, obloquy, traducement, hatchet job, aspersion, slander, denigration, slur, blot, smirch, spot, stain, defamer, maligner, slanderer, vilifier, libeler, backbiter, traducer, smudge, daub

 

 
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