verb \bi-ˈsmərch, bē-\

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

Full Definition of BESMIRCH

transitive verb
:  sully, soil

Examples of BESMIRCH

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

First Known Use of BESMIRCH



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