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Synonyms for smear
smɪər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. smear, vilification, malignment(noun)

    slanderous defamation

    Synonyms:
    malignment, revilement, smudge, slur, spot, vilification, insult, cytosmear, cytologic smear, contumely, blot, stain, smirch, abuse, daub

  2. smear, cytologic smear, cytosmear(noun)

    a thin tissue or blood sample spread on a glass slide and stained for cytologic examination and diagnosis under a microscope

    Synonyms:
    malignment, smudge, slur, spot, vilification, cytosmear, cytologic smear, blot, stain, smirch, daub

  3. smudge, spot, blot, daub, smear, smirch, slur(noun)

    a blemish made by dirt

    "he had a smudge on his cheek"

    Synonyms:
    smudge, bit, patch, dapple, office, speckle, pip, touch, cytosmear, place, aspersion, daub, fleck, cytologic smear, maculation, slur, post, stain, malignment, position, smirch, vilification, billet, blot, spotlight, spot, point, situation, berth, topographic point

  4. blot, smear, smirch, spot, stain(verb)

    an act that brings discredit to the person who does it

    "he made a huge blot on his copybook"

    Synonyms:
    vilification, billet, berth, blot, place, spot, mark, grunge, touch, dapple, discolouration, post, grease, spotlight, topographic point, point, bit, brand, position, cytosmear, grime, stigma, fleck, slur, dirt, maculation, daub, speckle, malignment, smudge, filth, discoloration, smirch, situation, office, stain, soil, pip, cytologic smear, patch

  5. smear(verb)

    stain by smearing or daubing with a dirty substance

    Synonyms:
    smudge, blur, asperse, defame, denigrate, slander, calumniate, smutch, smirch, sully, besmirch, daub

  6. smear, blur, smudge, smutch(verb)

    make a smudge on; soil by smudging

    Synonyms:
    besmirch, smudge, asperse, dim, smutch, calumniate, confuse, denigrate, daub, film over, slander, blur, slur, sully, glaze over, blear, smirch, defame, obscure, obnubilate

  7. daub, smear(verb)

    cover (a surface) by smearing (a substance) over it

    "smear the wall with paint"; "daub the ceiling with plaster"

    Synonyms:
    smudge, blur, asperse, plaster, defame, denigrate, slander, calumniate, smutch, smirch, sully, besmirch, daub

  8. defame, slander, smirch, asperse, denigrate, calumniate, smear, sully, besmirch(verb)

    charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone

    "The journalists have defamed me!" "The article in the paper sullied my reputation"

    Synonyms:
    besmirch, smudge, asperse, maculate, taint, smutch, calumniate, tarnish, denigrate, minimize, slander, blur, defile, sully, stain, daub, smirch, defame, corrupt, belittle, cloud, derogate

Wiktionary

  1. smear(noun)

    Synonyms:
    streak

  2. smear(verb)

    Synonyms:
    Pap smear, Pap test, layer, coat, cover

  3. smear(verb)

    Synonyms:
    spread

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. smear

    Synonyms:
    daub, plaster, spatter, tarnish, besmear, coat, begrime, varnish, incrust

    Antonyms:
    abrade, levigate, polish, scour, scrape

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. smear(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    daub, bedaub, besmear, plaster, begrime, PAY

  2. smear(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    contaminate, soil, stain, pollute, tarnish, sully

  3. smear(n.)

    Synonyms:
    daub, stain

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    pap, blemish, defamatory, soiling, mancha, slander, blurring

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