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Synonyms for smear

Synonyms for (noun) smear

Synonyms: blot, smear, smirch, spot, stain Definition: an act that brings discredit to the person who does it Usage: he made a huge blot on his copybook

Similar words: mistake, error, fault Definition: a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention Usage: 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: blot, spot, slur, smear, smirch, smudge, daub Definition: a blemish made by dirt Usage: he had a smudge on his cheek

Similar words: mar, defect, blemish Definition: a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body) Usage: a facial blemish

Synonyms: smear, cytologic smear, cytosmear Definition: a thin tissue or blood sample spread on a glass slide and stained for cytologic examination and diagnosis under a microscope

Similar words: cytologic specimen Definition: a specimen used for cytologic examination and diagnosis

Synonyms: smear, malignment, vilification Definition: slanderous defamation

Similar words: defamation, traducement, hatchet job, calumniation, calumny, obloquy Definition: a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions

Synonyms for (verb) smear

Synonyms: sully, defame, denigrate, calumniate, besmirch, asperse, slander, smear, smirch Definition: charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone Usage: The journalists have defamed me! The article in the paper sullied my reputation

Similar words: accuse, charge Definition: blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against Usage: he charged the director with indifference

Synonyms: daub, smear Definition: cover (a surface) by smearing (a substance) over it Usage: smear the wall with paint; daub the ceiling with plaster

Similar words: cover Definition: provide with a covering or cause to be covered Usage: cover her face with a handkerchief; cover the child with a blanket; cover the grave with flowers

Synonyms: blur, smear, smudge, smutch Definition: make a smudge on; soil by smudging

Similar words: rub Definition: move over something with pressure Usage: rub my hands; rub oil into her skin

Synonyms: smear Definition: stain by smearing or daubing with a dirty substance

Similar words: soil, grime, begrime, bemire, colly, dirty Definition: make soiled, filthy, or dirty Usage: don't soil your clothes when you play outside!