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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - Charge falsely or with malicious intent; Smear so as to make dirty or stained.

Usage examples (32)
  • Such a claim could only besmirch the proud regimental standards inscribed with the real victories of two centuries.
  • The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal has disputed Mhlongo's testimony, saying he was being used to "besmirch" the ANC.
  • The TRC's findings were also "capricious and arbitrary" and would "besmirch" the legitimate struggle against apartheid ..
  • Lashing out at critics trying to "besmirch" Tharoor by "presenting me as a proxy for him", for more
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