Synonyms and Antonyms of smear
to rub an oily or sticky substance over
- The toddler gleefully smeared her hair and face with maple syrup.
coat, paint, plaster
gum, lard, pitch, tar
befoul, begrime, bemire, besmirch, blacken, dirty, foul, grime, mire, muck, muddy, smirch, smudge, soil, stain, sully
to make untrue and harmful statements about
- He is willing to smear his opponent if doing so would win the election.
belittle, denigrate, detract, disparage
discredit, disgrace, dishonor, shame
abase, debase, degrade, humble, humiliate
exalt, glorify, honor
acclaim, applaud, commend, praise
adore, revere, venerate, worship