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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 for "smear":

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

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How to use smear in a sentence?

  1. Fusion GPS:

    What is clear is that the president and his allies are desperately trying to smear Fusion GPS because it investigated Donald Trump’s ties to Russia, they have pulled out all the stops, including this false allegation about FARA.

  2. Joe Biden:

    Trump is using this because he knows I'll beat him like a drum and is using the abuse of power and every element of the presidency to try to do something to smear me.

  3. Kirstie Wilson:

    It took me four months of going back and forth to my GP (general practitioner) before I was given a [Pap] smear test.

  4. John Cornyn:

    Well it's extremely awkward to be talking about such private matters on TV. I thought Brett Kavanaugh did well and did what Brett Kavanaugh needed to do, brett Kavanaugh made the point that Brett Kavanaugh's not going away. Brett Kavanaugh's not going to let someone falsely smear Brett Kavanaugh reputation and ruin Brett Kavanaugh life.

  5. Harvey Makadon:

    Most transgender men still have a cervix, so they need a pap smear, so you have to create an environment where they feel comfortable talking about themselves.

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