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Synonyms of smear in English:


  • 1 the table was smeared with grease
    informal splotch, splodge
    literary besmirch
  • 2 smear the meat with olive oil
    cover, coat, grease, lard;
    literary bedaub
  • 3 she smeared sunblock on her skin
    spread, rub, daub, slap, slather, smother, plaster, cream, slick;
    apply, put on, dab
    literary besmear
  • 4 it's a campaign by people who are trying to smear our reputation
    North American  slur
    informal do a hatchet job on
    literary smirch
    rare asperse, vilipend
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  • 1 a smear of yellow paint smears of blood
    informal splotch, splodge
  • 2 there were a number of press smears about some of his closest aides
    false accusation, false report, false imputation, slander, libel, lie, untruth, slur, defamation, calumny, vilification;
    stain, taint
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