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Synonyms for smudge
smʌdʒsmudge

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Wiktionary

  1. smudge2

    To obscure by blurring; to smear.

    There was a smudge on the paper.

    Synonyms:
    stain, smear, blur

  2. smudge2

    To soil or smear with dirt.

    Synonyms:
    smutch, soil

  3. smudge2

    To use dense smoke to protect from insects.

    Synonyms:
    fumigate

Princeton's WordNet

  1. smudgenoun

    a smoky fire to drive away insects

    Synonyms:
    smear, spot, blot, slur, smirch, daub

  2. smudge, spot, blot, daub, smear, smirch, slurverb

    a blemish made by dirt

    "he had a smudge on his cheek"

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

  3. smear, blur, smudge, smutchverb

    make a smudge on; soil by smudging

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

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Editors Contribution

  1. make black

    Submitted by anonymous on December 17, 2019  

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "smudge":

    stain, dust, spot

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How to use smudge in a sentence?

  1. Tiffany Ivan Spence:

    He came into my home and to me it looked just like a smudge, when I first saw Will, my instinct was to also hand him a wipe. It would have been common sense for any person who cares about children to help them if they didnt know they had that on their head.

  2. David Letterman:

    I'm just trying to make a smudge on the collective unconscious.


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