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Synonyms for smear
smɪərsmear

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Wiktionary

  1. smearverb

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

    This detergent cleans windows without leaving smears.

    Synonyms:
    streak

  2. smearverb

    To have a substance smeared on (a surface).

    I'm going to the doctor's this afternoon for a smear.

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

  3. smearverb

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. smear, vilification, malignmentnoun

    slanderous defamation

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

  2. smear, cytologic smear, cytosmearnoun

    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, slurnoun

    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, stainverb

    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. smearverb

    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, smutchverb

    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, smearverb

    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, besmirchverb

    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

Editors Contribution

  1. make black

    Submitted by anonymous on December 17, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. smearverb

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

  2. smearverb

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

  3. smearnoun

    Synonyms:
    daub, stain

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. smearnoun

    Synonyms:
    smooch, smutch, blotch, daub

  2. smearverb

    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. Capitol Hill:

    This smear campaign will not get in the way of the work I am doing every day to move our district and our country forward, i am truly grateful for the outpouring of support I have received from colleagues and constituents alike, and I know we will get through this together.

  2. Penny Mordaunt:

    She was talking about what motivates her personally, this is an attempt I think by a paper that has declared for the other candidate to smear Andrea.

  3. Loring Wirbel:

    They are taking that stuff out of context. It's smear politics.

  4. Juan Williams:

    The only way he [Trump] can win in 2020 requires him to absolutely smear his opponent ... hes got to go after people in a way that I think most people will say is beyond belief.

  5. King Herod:

    In lieu of defeating Israel on the battlefield, the Jihad has initiated a war of delegitimization intended on erasing international support for Israel, in essence it’s a massive smear campaign in which Israel’s ancient history in this land is systematically erased and replaced with an invented Palestinian narrative. The main target of this campaign are young westerners who are simply too ignorant to fight back with facts.


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