Synonyms of besmirch in English:

besmirch

verb

  • 1 literary I'm not trying to besmirch the victim, but the woman had an extensive history of drug-related arrests
    sully, tarnish, blacken, drag through the mud/mire, stain, taint, smear, disgrace, dishonor, bring discredit to, damage, debase, ruin; slander, malign, defame
    literary besmear, smirch
    archaic breathe on
    [Antonyms] honor enhance
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    Pronunciation: ˈhjuːbrɪs
    noun
    excessive pride or self-confidence