Synonym of besmirched

Alternative for besmirched

besmirches, besmirched, besmirching

Synonym: asperse, calumniate, defame, denigrate, slander, smear, smirch, sully,

Adjective

Dirty and unclean
dirty filthy smudged begrimed soiled cruddy draggled foul grimy smutty stained sullied unclean befouled bemired dusty grubby grungy mucky bedraggled black blackened dingy grotty muddy sordid uncleanly nasty sooty polluted squalid scuzzy yucky slimy messy unwashed manky gungy smeared festy skanky bogging sloppy unhygienic spotted unsanitary scungy contaminated unkempt tarnished icky scummy crummy insanitary greasy feculent sleazy muddied disheveled dishevelled defiled slovenly tainted mud-caked dirt-encrusted besmeared shabby smeary grimed marked discolored ruined uncleaned discoloured miry not clean untidy blemished undusted impure unswept fouled grody gross putrid rotten fetid smelly putrefied decaying sticky sludgy murky seedy dreggy foetid bespattered slatternly dungy spattered unlaundered pigpen rundown insalubrious slummy slushy dowdy raunchy spotty dust-covered dust-filled disgusting scruffy oozy miserable frowzy gloopy flea-bitten sloughy caked arenaceous arenose dust-ridden mucous yukky muculent clammy viscous glutinous cloudy dark mud-spattered straggly disarrayed unsightly dishabille mung faded bleached pale yellowed rusted wan smoky weathered oxidized rusty foxed etiolated blotched faecal fecal repulsive loathsome horry yecchy soily revolting verminous slipshod mud-encrusted washed out oxidised dilapidated tumbledown neglected mean ratty run-down tacky broken-down tatty ramshackle unmaintained mangy shambly moth-eaten down-at-heel beat-up scrubby dog-eared timeworn tatterdemalion down-at-the-heels dumpy threadbare bombed-out crumbling shacky uncared-for poor gone to rack and ruin run down down at heel tawdry crude gaudy tasteless vulgar kitsch cheap showy garish trashy flash loud Brummagem second-rate common naff flashy derelict ruinous decrepit worn old disintegrating unbecoming low in bad taste waxy outmoded unsuitable poky ostentatious cheap and nasty out-of-date stodgy shoddy frumpy depressed rumpty in ruins falling to pieces beat up drooping dodgy droopy tired sickly gone to seed wilting ailing down-at-the-heel sagging flagging torn in a bad way overgrown used up wilted wretched decayed sorry dismal slumlike slum-like poverty-stricken

Adjective

Very disgusting, dirty or unpleasant
nasty foul unpleasant dirty distasteful disagreeable disgusting horrible sickening filthy nauseating odious offensive repellent repugnant vile loathsome obnoxious awful abominable dreadful objectionable repulsive revolting nauseous unappetizing appalling hideous horrendous noxious terrible unpalatable frightful grotty horrid malodorous noisome yucky atrocious gross icky rancid squalid stinking unsavoury evil-smelling foul-smelling lousy smelly uninviting acrid beastly diabolical foetid fetid ghastly grubby gruesome mephitic polluted putrid rank skanky cruddy pongy stinky ugly whiffy abhorrent bad bedraggled befouled begrimed bemired bitter black blackened cheap contemptible deplorable despicable dingy disgustful displeasing draggled dusty evil fulsome funky grimy grungy harsh illegal lame loathly mean miasmal mucky muddy niffy obscene paltry pitiable pitiful ratty repellant rotten scabby scandalous scummy scurvy shocking smudged smutty sneaking soiled sordid sorry sour stained sullied unclean uncleanly uncongenial unfair unlovely unpleasing unsavory unsportsmanlike unwelcome wicked wretched yukky festy olid yucko bum hellish poison ungodly unholy off-putting God-awful sick-making on the nose shabby grim grody rundown tatty scuzzy sooty miry mud-encrusted hateful detestable bogging execrable grisly heinous gut-churning monstrous reprehensible vomitous intolerable unspeakable vomit-inducing stomach-turning stomach-churning rebarbative insufferable sick hellacious horrifying macabre beyond the pale horrific base fearful dire unacceptable distressing from hell invidious outrageous very unpleasant nightmarish dislikeable lurid terrific nightmare undesirable creepy cringe-making sleazy terrifying vulgar emetic poisonous grewsome egregious damnable exceptionable spine-chilling godawful pestiferous unbearable ornery upsetting brutal savage vicious low fiendish nefarious bloody villainous murderous dark low-down shameful unforgivable harrowing reeking infamous forbidding grievous poor unsightly flagitious abysmal hateable immoral worthless biting embarrassing cutting rubbish annoying pesky yecchy off-color bloodthirsty violent gut-wrenching sickly catty blood-and-guts sanguinary blood-and-thunder shameless chunderous hated reviled discouraging harmful tainted diseased insupportable eerie sanguine very disgusting offending opprobrious disconcerting repelling scabrous unpardonable inexcusable hurtful deleterious unhealthy pernicious injurious mischievous tremendous abusive impertinent insolent irritating discourteous frightening morbid woozy brackish rocky censurable blood-stained baneful unwholesome pestilential weird daunting fierce gory dislikable unlikable tasteless galling dismaying reeky serious alarming accursed uncool shuddersome resentful blasted cursed cussed confounded spine-tingling pill heel strong high musty stenchy fusty deadly insalutary dangerous squicky cloying surfeiting sleazeball disgraceful raunchy godforsaken gnarly depressing frowzy frowsy miasmic frowsty corrupt perverted excruciating pigpen ripe sinful depraved degenerate cruel barbaric debased iniquitous uncanny ghostly dim faint mortuary haggard wraithlike supernatural deathlike corpselike unnatural unearthly anemic ghoulish sepulchral funereal weak anaemic dishonourable dissolute diabolic miserable reprobate humiliating debauched ruthless degrading abject ignoble coarse devilish contradictory inconsistent hostile opposed incompatible adverse barbarous inhuman snide unrighteous ignominious currish dishonorable unlawful wrong unethical low-minded inimical averse antipathetic antagonistic impure infernal brutish unfriendly extrinsic counter against extraneous unconformable different opposite revulsive unfitted alien foreign degraded abandoned merciless black-hearted flagrant in opposition mediocre substandard disastrous dismal inferior inhumane heartless butcherly brute truculent sadistic wanton unsatisfactory trashy crummy cut-rate garbage lamentable wanting low-grade third-rate under par low-quality pathetic less-than-stellar punk poor-quality second-class below par sub-par laughable deficient second-rate two-bit rubbishy sad cacodemonic facinorous desperate hairy

Verb

Past tense for to cause to become soiled or dirty
defiled stained befouled soiled contaminated polluted spoiled spoilt spotted tainted tarnished dirtied sullied smirched begrimed bemired blackened daubed distained fouled gaumed grimed mired mucked muddied smudged damaged injured ruined blotted discoloured discolored smeared marked corrupted spattered marred tarred blemished made dirty bespattered splattered splashed debased messed up blotched denigrated bedaubed darkened besmeared made impure mucked up blighted degraded impaired undermined adulterated defaced vitiated besoiled disgraced made filthy coated clouded streaked tinged poisoned infected flecked specked vilified debauched bloodied hurt anointed flawed trashed splodged splotched maculated disfigured harmed blacked wrecked desecrated distorted slushed spread covered endamaged made sooty made unclean got filthy destroyed made muddy compromised crabbed encrusted draggled smutched caked with dirt made mucky made black made dusty dulled scorched faded bruised rusted made darker colored dyed striped blobbed dotted made grimy coloured crippled dashed plashed blurred littered scuzzed up painted made foul got dirty gotten dirty speckled sploshed perverted slabbered besprinkled devastated smashed slopped plastered broke broken brake shaded dilapidated ravaged crushed demolished riled roiled murked touched vandalized sabotaged gutted razed weakened annihilated shattered beclouded caked with mud mussed bedraggled messed ebonized shamed crumbed inked totalled prejudiced mangled dismantled totaled nicked crossed up made murky corroded sapped wrenched shocked vandalised caked with soil made cloudy dumped on made dark clouded up loused up made smoky mussed up caused detriment to handled roughly made blacker did mischief to done mischief to peppered stippled freckled mottled dappled marbled shot sprinkled charred smutted bleached weathered studded patched scarred shotten scattered bestudded bespeckled cluttered washed out interspersed rained disseminated covered with blotches spitted dampened spat baptised misted baptized moistened squirted christened shaken shook over shook shaken over

Verb

Past tense for to bring disrepute to, especially through aspersions
sullied defamed disgraced slandered debased tarnished traduced blotted discredited maligned shamed smeared stained stigmatised stigmatized tainted vilified censured degraded dishonoured knocked rubbished slurred befouled belittled calumniated decried denigrated disparaged reproached soiled aspersed assailed besmeared damaged defiled injured libelled libeled lowered scandalised scandalized smirched spoiled spoilt blackened muckraked spotted attacked blotched derided derogated dishonored disrespected reduced ripped breathed on brought discredit to dragged through the mire dragged through the mud reflected badly on bad-mouthed brought into disrepute brought shame on brought shame upon slagged off spoke ill of spoken ill of tarred and feathered did a number on done a number on gave a black eye given a black eye ripped up and down flung mud at slung mud at cast a slur on spread scandal about did a hatchet job on done a hatchet job on gave a bad name given a bad name ran smear campaign run smear campaign cast aspersions on run down put in a bad light reviled blemished insulted slighted blackened the name of vilipended poisoned put down spread lies about embarrassed ran down hurt perverted blistered depraved told lies about blighted blackened the character of vituperated humiliated spread tales about cast in a bad light humbled misrepresented impugned roasted slammed panned scorched thrown mud at threw mud at abused undermined spoken evil of spoke evil of criticized run a smear campaign against slated brought shame to blackened someone's name blackened the reputation of dragged someone's name through the mud touched darkened harmed debauched diminished deprecated pulled to pieces torn down tore down dissed depreciated demeaned abased detracted criticised desecrated had a go at cheapened chastened fouled hit belied badmouthed prejudiced ruined villainized cast a slur compromised burlesqued caricatured disfavored disfavoured sullied the reputation of put zingers on cast slur on spoke badly of spoken badly of dumped on showed up reflected negatively slung mud muddied the reputation of harmed the reputation of dragged name through mud given a bad name to cast aspersion gave a bad name to damaged the reputation of marked wrong brought dishonour to cut down to size dragged down put someone in their place corrupted taken down took down ran a smear campaign against vitiated marred violated shown in a bad light showed in a bad light branded profaned warped had a pop at criticized unfairly trash-talked dismissed minimized discounted trashed gossiped about slagged destroyed devalued bastardized bastardised bestialized brutalized demoralized animalized brutalised demoralised sunken sank sunk sneered played down pulled apart kissed off talked down cried down minimised exposed backbitten backbit strumpeted plastered blasphemed tarred polluted disesteemed offended poor-mouthed mortified ripped up blackguarded disregarded ridiculed snubbed owned attainted mocked demonized demonised poured scorn on shot down detracted from lost face blackened name pooh-poohed brought into disfavour written false reports about made lose face made someone eat crow dragged through mud accused falsely wrote false reports about caused to lose face conducted a smear campaign against spoke of with disfavour spoken of with disfavour wrote off written off lain about lay about hat hitten bad mouthed own gave black eye given black eye taken down a peg or two took down a peg or two taken down a peg took down a peg cast down put to shame abashed crushed deflated brought low brought down subdued squashed bemeant bemeaned downgraded discomfited made a fool of made someone eat humble pie chagrined flattened quashed settled someone's hash made ashamed stooped prostituted demoted subverted cankered deteriorated lessened descended put out of countenance let down put away had the last laugh on put in your place cut down upset pulled down put one away cut to the quick cowed curbed condescended deigned tamed depressed restrained softened disciplined broke broken brake afflicted succumbed checked repressed crawled weakened dehumanized desensitized disconcerted withered discountenanced made eat dirt made uncomfortable got the better of overcome debased yourself disobliged demeaned yourself fixed someone's wagon made someone feel ashamed brought down a peg forced to eat humble pie vanquished made one feel small took the wind out of someone's sails gotten the better of debased oneself demolished caused to feel small subjugated desensitised demeaned oneself silenced confounded dehumanised lowered oneself squelched confused popped one's balloon taken the wind out of someone's sails lowered the status of disconsidered downplayed lowered yourself struck dumb overcame stricken dumb taken to bits took to pieces taken to pieces taken apart took to bits took apart

Verb

Past tense for to criticize or condemn severely
slammed criticised criticized attacked condemned knocked lambasted censured disparaged denigrated panned slated blasted castigated bashed vilified savaged hammered excoriated abused rubbished roasted deprecated trashed maligned denounced pilloried vituperated pummelled pummeled crucified skewered flayed slurred scathed assailed bagged derogated reprimanded slashed reprehended reproved aspersed potshotted belaboured belabored arraigned rated objurgated reprobated mauled sledged scourged bad-mouthed ran down run down slagged off laid into found fault with pulled apart inveighed against railed against cast aspersions on jumped on poured scorn on pulled to pieces had a go at shot down picked holes in carped at disapproved of cavilled at cut up laced into hit out at threw brickbats at thrown brickbats at nitpicked about vituperated against gave a bad press to given a bad press to gave flak to given flak to animadverted on lashed into bagged on gave some stick to given some stick to put down dissed flamed cut down reviled chastised faulted slagged dressed down fulminated against reproached ripped scolded blamed found fault come down on picked at tore into torn into berated rebuked decried chided chid lashed nitpicked judged scorched read the riot act blistered upbraided stigmatized hit denunciated dispraised nagged at skinned stigmatised picked to pieces got at passed strictures upon cut to bits scoffed at nitpicked over found lacking cast a slur on nit-picked criticizes severely taken down took down came down on carpeted branded slandered calumniated smeared traduced admonished proscribed chewed out bawled out animadverted upon libeled scorned libelled defamed insulted lectured fustigated discredited carped rejected reamed clobbered hauled over the coals deplored trimmed slugged fluffed rapped slogged zapped despised execrated anathematized impugned prosecuted declaimed gotten at taken to task took to task threw shade thrown shade ostracised impeached indicted ostracized complained about raked over the coals torn to shreds tore to shreds skinned alive done down did down showed up passed judgment declaimed against run something down tongue-lashed charged with laid down the law torn apart tore apart torn to pieces tore to pieces got angry with gotten angry with given a rocket gave a rocket tore off a strip torn a strip off tore a strip off torn off a strip hat hitten given a talking-to gave a talking-to given something a bad press ran something down gave something a bad press given bad press gave bad press done a number on did a number on took to pieces taken to pieces taken apart took apart given the business gave the business belittled derided ridiculed caned depreciated vilipended dumped on slighted mocked minimized diminished detracted harangued dismissed trash-talked underrated cried down detracted from minimised sneered at dragged through the mud played down reamed out contemned discounted cut down to size ranted at pooh-poohed pitched into undervalued underestimated remonstrated with talked down curst cursed taunted disdained railed at rollicked trivialized laughed at done a hatchet job on did a hatchet job on scored kissed off ragged let someone have it cut to the quick downgraded sailed into told off debased degraded deflated jeered misprized sneered treated lightly rapped over the knuckles called down lowered spread lies about trivialised jeered at made light of bollocked ripped into held cheap disgraced injured affronted minified objected to beat lampooned slapped humiliated gibed lit into scoffed flouted beat up on twitted rallied given someone hell gave someone hell given someone a roasting gave someone a roasting keelhauled basted put someone on the hot seat let fly at put someone on the griddle cast down jawed lashed out at gave someone a bad press given someone a bad press railed marginalized wrote off written off demeaned humbled offended punished chastened torn down tore down mortified drubbed abased ticked off slanged scarified cheapened marginalised downplayed animadverted disapproved satirized poor-mouthed dishonored laughed off devalued discountenanced girt girded dishonoured abhorred satirised detested held up to ridicule looked down on given something a battering gave something a battering spoken ill of spoke ill of gave someone a rollicking given someone a rollicking hurt brought into disrepute blackened the name of sullied the reputation of blackened the reputation of provoked raved at griped about upset shamed teased taken down a peg took down a peg conducted a smear campaign against frowned on imprecated penalized penalised caviled cavilled disciplined cussed tormented looked askance at groused about quibbled about carped about grouched about whined about moaned about cut outraged whipped cast out chaffed whinged about bellyached about beefed about confounded called over the coals tied into squashed destroyed sounded off about travestied swiped cracked jested leered grinned burlesqued fleered caricatured ribbed sold short given someone a bollocking gave someone a bollocking given someone a dressing-down gave someone a dressing-down sniggered lessened fouled smirched miscalled dug read out scouted remonstrated waded into zinged set upon lammed into put away louted quizzed ragged on bemeant bemeaned made fun of poked fun at gibed at called names jumped down one's throat sniffed at turned up one's nose made sport of put a whammy on put on the mat treated with contempt sneezed at put out of countenance cut dead brought down put to shame ranked out looked down one's nose at pinned someone's ears back quipped at hurt someone's feelings crawled all over held in contempt put hooks in spoken evil of spoke evil of spoke badly of spoken badly of thrown mud at threw mud at slang loathed took exception to taken exception to hated gone for the jugular went for the jugular abominated criticized harshly refuted found unacceptable annoyed doomed sentenced snickered smiled aggravated sweared accused wigged growled riled wound wounded rowed badmouthed given someone bondi gave someone bondi blasphemed disrespected nagged argued with darned banished banned expelled dratted convicted heaped brought under fire embarrassed crushed subdued protested against corrected gave a bad name given a bad name disagreed with blackened discomfited harshed thrashed flogged laughed piled in scratched lanced incised lacerated questioned abashed persecuted oppressed squelched understated started on started in heckled needled thundered against complained of inveigled against beaten corrupted prostituted voodooed demonized mistreated jinxed rid ridden rode chagrined jibed at jibed spurned rebuffed incriminated exprobated pulled up backbitten backbit framed named pronounced adjudged hosed goaded hassled thought wrong accursed not supported reduced perverted yelled at complained sniped at disobliged irritated demonised shellacked dumped reviewed unfavorably razzed kidded bantered jollied devaluated compromised quashed guyed baited hazed sank sunk sunken jumped on one's case snapped someone's head off bastardized vitiated marred deteriorated depraved subverted profaned poisoned warped cankered damaged harmed demoralized debauched picked apart looked askance held forth against clamored against withered snubbed owned sent up felt revulsion to regarded with disgust felt aversion to felt disgust for heaped scorn on ripped up dehumanized desensitized spoiled weakened jived undermined spoilt brutalized cussed out shouted at vanquished confused marked down taken a swipe at took a swipe at weighed into hung something on pointed finger at pinned it on talked something down passed on made cutting remarks about exposed to ridicule made a fool of made someone eat humble pie burnt someone's ears jabbed turned up your nose burned someone's ears held up to shame poked mullock at discommended objected disfavoured held accountable twittered curled one's lip took the piss out of brought low treated disrespectfully expressed a poor opinion of flouted at settled someone's hash held someone to blame laid out bastardised rapped someone the knuckles expostulated bothered desensitised given a black eye stepped on one's toes gave Bronx cheer leaned on raised an negated sent someone away with a flea in their ear shot full of holes taken the piss out of disesteemed curled one's lip at tantalised held responsible rapped someone's knuckles slapped down lowered the status of given Bronx cheer turned your nose up at disfavored brutalised opposed gave a black eye demoralised made someone eat crow remonstrated against sent up the river called to account dragged over the coals jumped down someone's throat said contemptuously brought shame to caused to lose face caused to feel small laid at one's door complained to tantalized dehumanised knocked off caused offence to made ashamed sworn swore took taken assaulted verbally gave a tongue-lashing given a tongue-lashing taken a dim view of took a dim view of took on taken on accurst shown someone up showed someone up criticizes strongly criticized strongly gotten after got after bit someone's head off bitten someone's head off barked at blown whistle on blew whistle on taken away took away gave offence to given offence to swung at swang at wrote down written down swore at blew off sworn at blown off broke broken brake own taken the mickey out of took the mickey out of threw stones at thrown stones at took swipe at taken swipe at took the wind out of someone's sails took down a peg or two taken the wind out of someone's sails taken down a peg or two taken a dig at took a dig at argued against taken issue with took issue with given someone a telling-off gave someone a telling-off gave someone an earful given someone an earful blew up at gave someone a mouthful given someone a row given someone some stick given someone a wigging gave someone what for gave someone some stick given someone what for blown up at given someone a mouthful given someone a caning gave someone a rating gave someone a wigging given someone a rating gave someone a row gave someone a caning lay out

Antonym of besmirched

besmirched Idiom, Proverb

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