Defame is a related term of befoul.
As verbs the difference between defame and befoul
is that defame
is to harm or diminish the reputation of while befoul
is to make foul; to soil.
To harm or diminish the reputation of.
To render infamous; to bring into disrepute.
- to defame somebody
To publish a libel about.
(archaic) To charge; to accuse.
* Rebecca is defamed of sorcery practised on the person of a noble knight.
- My guilt thy growing virtues did defame ; / My blackness blotted thy unblemish'd name.
* See also
To make foul; to soil.
To entangle or run against so as to impede motion.