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!