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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)

    To spread (a substance, especially one that colours or is dirty) across a surface by rubbing.

    The artist smeared paint over the canvas in broad strokes.

    Synonyms:
    streak

  2. smear(verb)

    To have a substance smeared on (a surface).

    She smeared her lips with lipstick.

    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

Editors Contribution

  1. make black

    Submitted by anonymous on December 17, 2019  

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. smear(n)

    Synonyms:
    smooch, smutch, blotch, daub

  2. smear(v)

    Synonyms:
    besmear, daub

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

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

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How to use smear in a sentence?

  1. Diosdado Cabello:

    I've already sued here in Venezuela, but I'm also going to sue in Spain, and I'm also going to sue in the United States, it cannot be that in Spain the press can do this - smear someone without any type of proof. In the United States this cannot happen.

  2. Alem Kibreab:

    I don't know why they put on this smear campaign. It is absolutely incorrect.

  3. James Mitchell:

    The suggestion that the men and women of the CIA who put their lives on the line after 9/11 lied to the Senate, lied to the President and used bogus intelligence for some nefarious reason that's unknown, people gave their lives to protect the American people. And the last thing the Democrats want to do as they leave office is to smear their memory. It's despicable.

  4. Bill Browder:

    It appears on a whole range of stories they are in the lying and smear campaigning business, my experience does not look like an isolated incident.These guys play dirty, and I have seen it firsthand. NUNES FILES $ 9.9 M LAWSUIT AGAINST FUSION GPS, ALLEGING SMEAR CAMPAIGN AND RICO VIOLATIONS He continued :.

  5. James Mitchell:

    People gave their lives to protect the American people. And the last thing the Democrats want to do as they leave office is to smear their memory. It's despicable.


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