Be·smirch v. t. [imp. & p. p. Besmirched p. pr. & vb. n. Besmirching.] To smirch or soil; to discolor; to obscure. Hence: To dishonor; to sully.
adj : especially of reputation; "the senator's seriously damaged
reputation"; "a flyblown reputation"; "a tarnished
reputation"; "inherited a spotted name" [syn: damaged,
flyblown, spotted, stained, sullied, tainted,