uniquepov (uniquepov) wrote in 1word1day,

Shakespearean Imagination

Good morrow, friends!

It's Wednesday again, which means another installment of Shakespearean Imagination!

I don’t know how many folks are paying attention to the Republican and Democratic National Conventions in the USA, but there’s a whole lot of mudslinging going on in those parties! Without publicly taking sides, I bring you today’s word:

besmirch : be•smirch /biˈsmərCH/ (verb) :

-Damage the reputation of (someone or something) in the opinion of others.
-Make (something) dirty or discoloured.

Synonyms: soil - defile - stain - smirch - sully - smear - tarnish

First seen in Shakespeare's Hamlet (written 1600 - 1601). The full text of the play may be found here.
Tags: b, english, shakespeare, theme: shakespeare, verb, wordsmith: uniquepov

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