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besmirch

Pronunciation: /bɪˈsmɜːrtʃ; bɪˈsmɜːtʃ/

Translation of besmirch in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • ensuciar, mancillar [literary/literario] to besmirch a person's good name ensuciar or [literary/literario] mancillar el buen nombre de una persona
    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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