besmirch

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smear so as to make dirty or stained

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Those who claimed that the pro-Tibet protestors were besmirching the good name of the Olympics (how Hitler and the Israeli athletes shot in Munich must laugh at that one), were conveniently ignoring the blue-suited Chinese enforcers who man-marked the flame.
Burrell, who lives in Holt, near Wrexham, said: 'I can only hope that Mohammed Al Fayed now has the good grace to stop besmirching the princess' memory with his fanciful suggestions.
The dangers of an archetypal theology are even evident in Jung, who was initially fascinated with Hitler's capacity to stir up the old Nordic gods (he soon recognizes the demon incarnate in Hitler, but not before besmirching his own name).
Nominally "color-blind" casting, she demonstrates through precise analysis and provocative illustrations, continues to restrict black men and white women to "misogynist Figurations of a woman's sexual besmirching or 'blackening', with all the voyeuristic (and potentially racist) titillation such a spectacle provides" (178).
I am as guilty as anyone of belittling and besmirching some of the coaching fraternity.