Complete Definition of "besmirch"

was wotd|2007|June|3
English

Etymology
From be- and smirch

Pronunciation
italbrac|RP IPA|/bɪËsmÉËtÊ/
italbrac|US IPA|/bɪËsmÉËtÊ/
audio|en-us-besmirch.ogg|Audio (US)
rhymes|ÉË(r)tÊ

Verb
en-verb|besmirch|es

  1. transitive To make dirty; to soil.
  2. context|transitive|figurative To tarnish (someone's reputation); to debase.

#: The newspaper was on a campaign to besmirch the actor.

Translations
trans-top|To make dirty; to soil
German: beschmutzen
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|To tarnish; to debase
German: beschmutzen
trans-mid
trans-bottom

checktrans
ttbc|Bulgarian: мÑÑÑÑ, ÑеÑнÑ
ttbc|French: avilir
ttbc|Dutch: bezoedelen

vi:besmirch
zh:besmirch

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