Synonyms of smear


1. smear, vilification, malignment, defamation, calumny, calumniation, obloquy, traducement, hatchet job

usage: slanderous defamation

2. smear, cytologic smear, cytosmear, cytologic specimen

usage: a thin tissue or blood sample spread on a glass slide and stained for cytologic examination and diagnosis under a microscope

3. smudge, spot, blot, daub, smear, smirch, slur, blemish, defect, mar

usage: a blemish made by dirt; "he had a smudge on his cheek"

4. blot, smear, smirch, spot, stain, mistake, error, fault

usage: an act that brings discredit to the person who does it; "he made a huge blot on his copybook"


1. smear, dirty, soil, begrime, grime, colly, bemire

usage: stain by smearing or daubing with a dirty substance

2. smear, blur, smudge, smutch, rub

usage: make a smudge on; soil by smudging

3. daub, smear, cover

usage: cover (a surface) by smearing (a substance) over it; "smear the wall with paint"; "daub the ceiling with plaster"

4. defame, slander, smirch, asperse, denigrate, calumniate, smear, sully, besmirch, charge, accuse

usage: 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"

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Definition and meaning of smear (Dictionary)