Translation of besmirch in Spanish:


ensuciar, v.

Pronunciation /bəˈsmərtʃ/ /bɪˈsməːtʃ/

transitive verb

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    mancillar literary
    to besmirch a person's good name ensuciar el buen nombre de una persona
    • The case has shown how easy it is for a hard-working and respected professional to have their name and reputation besmirched by one wild accusation.
    • That would be truly despicable of the Senate to allow his reputation to be permanently besmirched.
    • At no stage did any of these worthies think it necessary to do some fact-checking before besmirching the reputation of a former cabinet officer.
    • So in the end all you really are doing is besmirching reputations.
    • In his death, they are surreptitiously besmirching his reputation to gain political protection.
    • Are you saying you have needlessly besmirched the reputation of the Secretary of State?
    • I regard the continued campaign by some in the media to denigrate and besmirch the reputation of the Navy as quite outrageous.
    • ‘They are attempting to besmirch his reputation in advance of the elections,’ she said.
    • He died for your freedom, the very freedom you use to besmirch his reputation.
    • ‘If employees aren't treated with common decency and respect in a layoff, the company's reputation is besmirched in many eyes,’ she says.
    • How much is your good name worth, and what would you do if you felt the media had besmirched your reputation?
    • How dare you besmirch my mother's reputation?
    • A department spokesman said, ‘We don't want our police officers doing things that could besmirch the reputation of our organization.’
    • What he is really worried about is how such a move would be received by the general public, but his reputation is now beyond besmirching.
    • Her name will, quite rightly, be besmirched and sullied until all eternity.
    • My family's name has been besmirched by your victory over me, but your trickery can't hope to save you now.
    • Its members believe that one of the figures central to their faith has been besmirched and defamed.
    • I have tried to keep my reputation - to fight for my reputation - while it's been besmirched, and I have tried to do it in a way that brings honor to the House.
    • Inevitably, exposure awaits, and often exposure which will damage innocent people who will be besmirched, so audacious is the extent of the crime.
    • It seems someone is trying to besmirch this council's good name.