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]

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