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Meaning of BESMIRCH

Pronunciation:  bi'smurch

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  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"
  2. [v]  smear so as to make dirty or stained
 

BESMIRCH is a 8 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: asperse, calumniate, defame, denigrate, slander, smear, smirch, smirch, sully
 
 See Also: accuse, assassinate, badmouth, charge, drag through the mud, libel, malign, smear, traduce

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Be*smirch"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Besmirched}; p. pr.
& vb. n. {Besmirching}.]
To smirch or soil; to discolor; to obscure. Hence: To
dishonor; to sully. --Shak.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: attaint, bedarken, bedaub, besmear, besmoke, besmutch, besoil, bespatter, bestain, black, blacken, blackwash, blot, blotch, blur, brand, call names, charcoal, cork, darken, daub, defile, denigrate, dinge, dirty, discolor, ebonize, engage in personalities, heap dirt upon, ink, mark, melanize, muckrake, murk, nigrify, oversmoke, revile, scorch, sear, shade, shadow, singe, slubber, slur, smear, smirch, smoke, smouch, smudge, smut, smutch, soil, soot, spot, stain, stigmatize, sully, taint, tar, tarnish, throw mud at, vilify
 

 

 

 

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