Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun smear

4 senses of smear

Sense 1
smear, vilification, malignment -- (slanderous defamation)
       => defamation, calumny, calumniation, obloquy, traducement, hatchet job -- (a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions)

Sense 2
smear, cytologic smear, cytosmear -- (a thin tissue or blood sample spread on a glass slide and stained for cytologic examination and diagnosis under a microscope)
       => cytologic specimen -- (a specimen used for cytologic examination and diagnosis)

Sense 3
smudge, spot, blot, daub, smear, smirch, slur -- (a blemish made by dirt; "he had a smudge on his cheek")
       => blemish, defect, mar -- (a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body); "a facial blemish")

Sense 4
blot, smear, smirch, spot, stain -- (an act that brings discredit to the person who does it; "he made a huge blot on his copybook")
       => mistake, error, fault -- (a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention; "he made a bad mistake"; "she was quick to point out my errors"; "I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb smear

4 senses of smear

Sense 1
smear -- (stain by smearing or daubing with a dirty substance)
       => dirty, soil, begrime, grime, colly, bemire -- (make soiled, filthy, or dirty; "don't soil your clothes when you play outside!")

Sense 2
smear, blur, smudge, smutch -- (make a smudge on; soil by smudging)
       => rub -- (move over something with pressure; "rub my hands"; "rub oil into her skin")

Sense 3
daub, smear -- (cover (a surface) by smearing (a substance) over it; "smear the wall with paint"; "daub the ceiling with plaster")
       => cover -- (provide with a covering or cause to be covered; "cover her face with a handkerchief"; "cover the child with a blanket"; "cover the grave with flowers")

Sense 4
defame, slander, smirch, asperse, denigrate, calumniate, smear, sully, besmirch -- (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")
       => charge, accuse -- (blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against; "he charged the director with indifference")

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