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Besmirch

verb
(past & past part. besmirched; pres. part. besmirching)
1.
Charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone.  Synonyms: asperse, calumniate, defame, denigrate, slander, smear, smirch, sully.  "The article in the paper sullied my reputation"
2.
Smear so as to make dirty or stained.  Synonym: smirch.






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Words linked to "Besmirch" :   traduce, badmouth, accuse, charge, malign, assassinate, drag through the mud, libel



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