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besmirch


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Besmirch  \Be*smirch"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Besmirched};  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Besmirching}.] 
  To  smirch  or  soil;  to  discolor;  to  obscure.  Hence:  To 
  dishonor;  to  sully.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  besmirch 
  v  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"  [syn:  {defame},  {slander},  {smirch},  {asperse}, 
  {denigrate},  {calumniate},  {smear},  {sully}] 
  2:  smear  so  as  to  make  dirty  or  stained  [syn:  {smirch}] 




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