Besmirch - Crossword Clue

Below are possible answers for the crossword clue Besmirch.

SMEAR
SULLY
TAINT
TAR
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SMEAR
  1. cover (a surface) by smearing (a substance) over it; "smear the wall with paint"; "daub the ceiling with plaster"
  2. make a smudge on; soil by smudging
  3. stain by smearing or daubing with a dirty substance
  4. an act that brings discredit to the person who does it; "he made a huge blot on his copybook"
  5. a blemish made by dirt; "he had a smudge on his cheek"
  6. a thin tissue or blood sample spread on a glass slide and stained for cytologic examination and diagnosis under a microscope
  7. slanderous defamation
  8. charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone; "The journalists have defamed me!" "The article in the paper sullied my reputation"
SULLY
  1. French statesman (1560-1641)
  2. United States painter (born in England) of portraits and historical scenes (1783-1872)
  3. charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone; "The journalists have defamed me!" "The article in the paper sullied my reputation"
  4. make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically; "The silver was tarnished by the long exposure to the air"; "Her reputation was sullied after the affair with a married man"
  5. place under suspicion or cast doubt upon; "sully someone's reputation"
TAINT
  1. contaminate with a disease or microorganism
  2. the state of being contaminated
  3. place under suspicion or cast doubt upon; "sully someone's reputation"
TAR
  1. a man who serves as a sailor
  2. coat with tar; "tar the roof"; "tar the roads"
  3. any of various dark heavy viscid substances obtained as a residue

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Slander, say
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Sully
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