verb (used with object)
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OTHER WORDS FROM besmirchbe·smirch·er, nounun·be·smirched, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for besmirch
And I would never besmirch her reputation by suggesting that she had.
I hate to besmirch the reputation of an innocent dog, but a lot of time her personality is like a rabid pit bull.Billy Sammeth, the Manager Fired by Cher and Joan Rivers, Tells His Side of the Story|Kevin Sessums|February 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
If anyone is working round the clock to besmirch the reputation of Pit Bulls it is Pit Bulls themselves.
His Pucelle is a diabolical attempt to besmirch the pure character of Joan of Arc.The War Upon Religion|Rev. Francis A. Cunningham
I will idealise you until you besmirch yourself—but you are no child, to do that unknowingly.The Barrier|Allen French
She had remained silent that she might not besmirch her father's name, and also, perhaps, that she might protect the other woman.The Holladay Case|Burton E. Stevenson
Soil it—yes; besmirch it, render it superficially unclean, unfit, nauseous—yes.The Younger Set|Robert W. Chambers
He had come to Italy to redeem the name of the house of Gobignon, not besmirch it further.The Saracen: The Holy War|Robert Shea