Meaning of besmirch

be•smirch

Pronunciation: (bi-smûrch'), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to soil; tarnish; discolor.
  2. to detract from the honor or luster of: to besmirch someone's good name.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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