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smear

verb

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 of smear anoint, bedaub, besmear, daub Words Related to smear 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 of smear asperse, blacken, calumniate, defame, libel, malign, slander, traduce, vilifyWords Related to smear belittle, denigrate, detract, disparage; discredit, disgrace, dishonor, shame; abase, debase, degrade, humble, humiliate; disdain, scornNear Antonyms of smear exalt, glorify, honor; acclaim, applaud, commend, praise; esteem, respect; admire, regard; adore, revere, venerate, worship


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