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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"
       Synonyms: defame slander smirch asperse denigrate calumniate smear sully
  2. smear so as to make dirty or stained
       Synonyms: smirch

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