Besmirched
Besmirch Be*smirch", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Besmirched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Besmirching}.] To smirch or soil; to discolor; to obscure. Hence: To dishonor; to sully. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Besmirch — Be*smirch , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Besmirched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Besmirching}.] To smirch or soil; to discolor; to obscure. Hence: To dishonor; to sully. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Besmirching — Besmirch Be*smirch , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Besmirched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Besmirching}.] To smirch or soil; to discolor; to obscure. Hence: To dishonor; to sully. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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