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Definition of 'smear'

Noun

  1. slanderous defamation
       Synonyms: vilification malignment
  2. a thin tissue or blood sample spread on a glass slide and stained for cytologic examination and diagnosis under a microscope
       Synonyms: cytologic smear cytosmear
  3. a blemish made by dirt; "he had a smudge on his cheek"
       Synonyms: smudge spot blot daub smirch slur
  4. an act that brings discredit to the person who does it; "he made a huge blot on his copybook"
       Synonyms: blot smirch spot stain

Verb

  1. stain by smearing or daubing with a dirty substance
  2. make a smudge on; soil by smudging
       Synonyms: blur smudge smutch
  3. cover (a surface) by smearing (a substance) over it; "smear the wall with paint"; "daub the ceiling with plaster"
       Synonyms: daub
  4. 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: defame slander smirch asperse denigrate calumniate sully besmirch


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