verb (used with object)
Related formsbe·smirch·er, nounun·be·smirched, adjective
Examples from the Web for besmirched
He has a sense of honor and an instinct for revenge when he feels his honor has been besmirched.
"Let my name be besmirched, provided only my country is saved," is Quesnel's answer to Teulier.Romain Rolland|Stefan Zweig
Only a few more days and her name, which for the moment he had cleared, would be besmirched in earnest.Berenice|E. Phillips Oppenheim
Theres th muck o a dozen greasy rascals here, she chattered, as she besmirched him.Back o' the Moon|Oliver Onions