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American English: /bəˈsmərtʃ/
British English: /bɪˈsməːtʃ/

Translation of besmirch in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • mancillar [literary]
    to besmirch a person's good name
    ensuciar el buen nombre de una persona
    mancillar el buen nombre de una persona [literary]
    Example sentences
    • The case has shown how easy it is for a hard-working and respected professional to have their name and reputation besmirched by one wild accusation.
    • That would be truly despicable of the Senate to allow his reputation to be permanently besmirched.
    • At no stage did any of these worthies think it necessary to do some fact-checking before besmirching the reputation of a former cabinet officer.
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