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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

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

    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

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

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. besmirch

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

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

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Translations for besmirch

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  • 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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