Synonyms for besmirch

Synonyms for (verb) besmirch

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

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

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

Similar words: accuse, charge

Definition: blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against

Usage: he charged the director with indifference


Synonyms: smirch, besmirch

Definition: smear so as to make dirty or stained

Similar words: smear

Definition: stain by smearing or daubing with a dirty substance