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Synonyms for besmirchbɪˈsmɜrtʃ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. defame, slander, smirch, asperse, denigrate, calumniate, smear, sully, besmirch(verb)

    charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone

    Synonyms:
    besmirch, smudge, asperse, maculate, taint, smear, smutch, calumniate, tarnish, denigrate, minimize, slander, blur, defile, sully, stain, daub, smirch, defame, corrupt, belittle, cloud, derogate

  2. smirch, besmirch(verb)

    smear so as to make dirty or stained

    Synonyms:
    smear, denigrate, asperse, defame, calumniate, sully, smirch, besmirch, slander

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. besmirch

    Synonyms:
    befoul, besmear, bespatter, contaminate, corrupt, debase, defile, deprave, pollute, soil, spoil, stain, sully, taint, vitiate

    Antonyms:
    brush, clean, cleanse, disinfect, dust, lave, mop, purify, rinse, scour, scrub, sponge, sweep, wash, wipe

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tarnish


Translations for besmirch

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • петня, омърсявам, мърся, черняBulgarian
  • beschmutzenGerman
  • mancharSpanish
  • liataFinnish
  • salir, avilirFrench
  • ensuciar, difamarGalician
  • gyalázHungarian
  • macchiare, sporcare, denigrare, insudiciare, insozzare, lordareItalian
  • besmeuren, bekladden, bezoedelenDutch
  • spurcaRomanian
  • испачкать, загрязнять, пятнать, чернить, пачкать, запятнатьRussian

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