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Definition 1: charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone - [verb of communication]

Samples where besmirch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The journalists have defamed me!
  • The article in the paper sullied my reputation

Synonyms for besmirch in the sense of this definition

(besmirch is a kind of ...) blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against

"he charged the director with indifference"

(... is a kind of besmirch ) destroy or damage seriously, as of someone's reputation

"He assassinated his enemy's character"

(... is a kind of besmirch ) print slanderous statements against

"The newspaper was accused of libeling him"

(... is a kind of besmirch ) speak unfavorably about

"She badmouths her husband everywhere"

Definition 2: smear so as to make dirty or stained - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for besmirch in the sense of this definition

(besmirch is a kind of ...) stain by smearing or daubing with a dirty substance

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