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Synonyms for besmirch
bɪˈsmɜrtʃbe·smirch

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  1. besmirch

    Synonyms:
    befoul, besmear, bespatter, contaminate, corrupt, debase, defile, deprave, pollute, soil, spoil, stain, sully, taint, vitiate

    Antonyms:
    brush, clean, cleanse, disinfect, dust, lave, mop, purify, rinse, scour, scrub, sponge, sweep, wash, wipe

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  1. defame, slander, smirch, asperse, denigrate, calumniate, smear, sully, besmirchverb

    charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone

    "The journalists have defamed me!" "The article in the paper sullied my reputation"

    Synonyms:
    smudge, asperse, maculate, taint, smear, smutch, calumniate, tarnish, denigrate, minimize, slander, blur, defile, sully, stain, daub, smirch, defame, corrupt, belittle, cloud, derogate

  2. smirch, besmirchverb

    smear so as to make dirty or stained

    Synonyms:
    smear, denigrate, asperse, defame, calumniate, sully, smirch, slander

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  1. List of paraphrases for "besmirch":

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  1. Donald Trump:

    Why didn't somebody call the FBI 36 years ago ? I mean you could also say when did this all happen, what's going on ? To take a man like this and besmirch -- now with that being said, let her have her say and let's see how it all works out, i think it's a very sad situation. He's an outstanding person.

  2. James Mitchell:

    In my view, the CIA analysts and the CIA targeters are incredible, to do this, to besmirch them, I think, is beyond the pale.

  3. Cyril Ramaphosa:

    I find it very difficult to believe that someone like Gordhan, who has served the country with everything he has and so much pride and total honor, planned to besmirch Zuma and his government overseas, the actions Zuma has [taken] against Gordhan is based solely on assumptions.


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