To soil, stain, or dirty with or as if with a smearing agent:
Sully is defined as to spoil or stain, or to disgrace.
(Intransitive) To become spread by smearing.
To spread false and harmful statements about; slander
To utter a slander about.
To attack or injure the reputation or honor of by false and malicious statements; malign, slander, or libel
(Obs.) To sully or stain
To discolor, soil, or spot:
To enrich with soil or muck; to manure.
To treat in a disrespectful or demeaning manner.
To alter or spoil the color of; stain.
To debase the pureness or excellence of; corrupt:
To stain with infamy; to disgrace.
To dull the luster of or discolor the surface of (a metal) as by exposure to air
To splash, spot, or soil with such drops or blobs
To stain or tarnish with dishonor.
A visible body of very fine water droplets or ice particles suspended in the atmosphere at altitudes ranging up to several miles above sea level. Clouds are formed when air that contains water vapor cools below the dew point.
To spatter, as with mud or slander; soil or sully by spattering
To make filthy; dirty; soil
To become black.
To smear or soil with or as if with dirt.
To be made clean
Find another word for besmirching. In this page you can discover 27 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for besmirching, like: smirching, sullying, smearing, calumniating, denigrating, slandering, defaming, tainting, staining, soiling and smudging.