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Synonyms and Antonyms of smear

  1. 1 to rub an oily or sticky substance over <the toddler gleefully smeared her hair and face with maple syrup> Synonyms anoint, bedaub, besmear, daub Related Words coat, paint, plaster; grease, oil; gum, lard, pitch, tar; befoul, begrime, bemire, besmirch, blacken, dirty, foul, gaum [dialect], grime, mire, muck, muddy, smirch, smudge, soil, stain, sully

  2. 2 to make untrue and harmful statements about <he is willing to smear his opponent if doing so would win the election> Synonyms asperse, blacken, calumniate, defame, libel, malign, slander, traduce, vilifyRelated Words belittle, denigrate, detract, disparage; discredit, disgrace, dishonor, shame; abase, debase, degrade, humble, humiliate; disdain, scornNear Antonyms exalt, glorify, honor; acclaim, applaud, commend, praise; esteem, respect; admire, regard; adore, revere, venerate, worship

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