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Meaning of BESMIRCH

Pronunciation:  bi'smurch

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\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
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