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1. smear

verb. ['ˈsmɪr'] make a smudge on; soil by smudging.

Synonyms

  • smudge
  • blur
  • smutch
  • dust
  • resmudge

Antonyms

  • tidy
  • decent
  • fair
  • nice

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Example sentences of the word smear


1. Verb, base form
A mother mourning a child would smear the top of her head with white clay for about one year.

2. Noun, singular or mass
It will leave a smear on the trim.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Signs of fleas include tiny dark specks that turn a rust color if you smear them.

Quotes containing the word smear


1. Where I come from, we're more about efficiency,' he replies. 'A knife like this'll skewer food, smear butter, and slit throats all at the same time.
- Marie Lu, Champion

2. smear

verb. ['ˈsmɪr'] cover (a surface) by smearing (a substance) over it.

Synonyms

  • daub
  • cover

Antonyms

  • discolor
  • stand still
  • cleanness

3. smear

noun. ['ˈsmɪr'] a thin tissue or blood sample spread on a glass slide and stained for cytologic examination and diagnosis under a microscope.

Synonyms

  • cytologic smear
  • Pap smear
  • sputum smear
  • Papanicolaou smear
  • cytologic specimen
  • vaginal smear
  • bronchoscopic smear
  • cervical smear
  • lower respiratory tract smear
  • alimentary tract smear

Antonyms

  • discharge
  • unburden
  • empty
  • negative charge

4. smear

noun. ['ˈsmɪr'] slanderous defamation.

Synonyms

  • calumny
  • obloquy
  • traducement
  • calumniation
  • malignment
  • hatchet job
  • vilification

Antonyms

  • disclaim
  • credit
  • arise
  • pay cash

5. smear

noun. ['ˈsmɪr'] an act that brings discredit to the person who does it.

Synonyms

  • fault
  • stain
  • error
  • blot
  • spot
  • smirch

Antonyms

  • benign
  • beneficent
  • benignancy
  • kind

6. smear

verb. ['ˈsmɪr'] charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone.

Synonyms

  • sully
  • defame
  • accuse
  • denigrate
  • besmirch
  • charge
  • drag through the mud
  • traduce
  • slander
  • calumniate
  • badmouth
  • smirch
  • assassinate
  • libel
  • asperse

Antonyms

  • advantage
  • strengthen
  • focus
  • stay

7. smear

verb. ['ˈsmɪr'] stain by smearing or daubing with a dirty substance.

Synonyms

  • begrime
  • colly
  • moil
  • besmirch
  • grime
  • smirch
  • dirty
  • soil

Antonyms

  • pure
  • legible
  • antiseptic
  • incorrupt

8. smear

noun. ['ˈsmɪr'] a blemish made by dirt.

Synonyms

  • daub
  • splotch
  • defect
  • slur
  • mar
  • blemish
  • smudge
  • blot
  • splodge
  • spot
  • inkblot
  • smirch
  • blotch
  • fingerprint

Antonyms

  • absolve
  • flatter
  • linger
  • calm
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