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besmirch

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verb be·smirch \bi-ˈsmərch, bē-\

Simple Definition of besmirch

  • : to cause harm or damage to (the reputation of someone or something)

Full Definition of besmirch

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  sully, soil

Examples of besmirch

  1. <inconsiderately besmirched the white bedsheets with their dirty feet>



1599

First Known Use of besmirch

1599

Rhymes with besmirch



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