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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