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Synonyms of besmirch in English:


  • he had besmirched the good name of his family
    sully, tarnish, blacken, drag through the mud/mire, stain, taint, smear, befoul, soil, contaminate, pollute, disgrace, dishonour, bring discredit to, stigmatize, injure, damage, debase, spoil, ruin;
    slander, defame
    literary smirch, besmear
    archaic breathe on, spot
    [Antonyms] honour, enhance
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