What is another word for besmirched?

Pronunciation: [bɪsmˈɜːt͡ʃt] (IPA)

Besmirched is a word that means stained, tarnished or defiled. There are many synonyms that can be used for this word, including sullied, soiled, corrupted, tainted, dirtied, blackened, contaminated, dishonored, disgraced and maligned. Each of these words implies a similar meaning of damaging one's reputation or character. Sullied is often used in reference to tarnishing one's reputation, while tainted is used to describe something that is contaminated or spoiled. Maligned refers to the act of spreading false or damaging information about someone or something. Regardless of which synonym is used, they all convey the sense of something or someone being defiled or tarnished in some way.

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What are the hypernyms for Besmirched?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for besmirched?

Besmirched is an adjective that means to tarnish or soil someone's reputation or honor. Antonyms for besmirched include commendable, honorable, pristine, and unblemished. Commendable refers to something that is worthy of praise, whereas honorable describes someone who has high moral principles and is respected for their actions. Pristine means something that is in a state of purity or untouched by outside influences. Lastly, unblemished refers to something or someone that is free from defects or imperfections. Using antonyms of besmirched in place of the word can help convey a more positive and respectful sentiment towards individuals, objects, or concepts.

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Usage examples for Besmirched

And Caenis is said to have accumulated a fortune, and besmirched the honest Emperor's name, by a wholesale traffic in State secrets and appointments.
"Roman Society from Nero to Marcus Aurelius"
Samuel Dill
And I askt the Maid whether that she did be prepared; and she to be very white and wearied, and all besmirched with the dankness and growths upon the boulders and the hidden pools of the Gorge and the dripping of the waters; but yet did she be sound in her courage, and to show that she had all belief and abiding in me, and her judgement likewise to be with mine, in that her own Reason did approve.
"The Night Land"
William Hope Hodgson
And I lookt about, and saw that there did be two fire-holes anigh, and a warm spring to make a basin of water, that did lie between the fires; and all very well set to our need, as I did perceive; for, indeed, we did be utter besmirched with the filth of the Slug part of the Gorge, and to need that we be nice and fitly washed, before that we have any comfort of our selves.
"The Night Land"
William Hope Hodgson

Semantically related words: besmirch, besmirched person, besmirched reputation, besmirchment, besmirching

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