- ensuciar, mancillar [literario/literary] to besmirch a person's good name ensuciar or [literario/literary] mancillar el buen nombre de una personaMore 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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La movida madrileña is an expression referring to the Madrid social and cultural scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s, and the people involved in it. It was a youth phenomenon based around night spots in the city, such as the now defunct club Rock-Ola. One of the leading lights of the movida was the movie director Pedro Almodóvar.