1. [ verb ] spread or daub over
Synonyms: besmear bedaub
Related terms: cover birdlime
2. [ noun ] a blemish made by dirt
Synonyms: blot spot daub smirch slur smudge

"he had a smudge on his cheek"

Related terms: blemish blotch fingermark inkblot spot smirch blot spot
3. [ noun ] slanderous defamation
Synonyms: malignment vilification
Related terms: defamation badmouth
4. [ verb ] charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone
Synonyms: besmirch calumniate asperse denigrate slander sully smirch defame

"The journalists have defamed me!" The article in the paper sullied my reputation"

Related terms: charge badmouth libel assassinate defamation aspersion aspersion defamer slander
5. [ verb ] cover (a surface) by smearing (a substance) over it
Synonyms: daub

"smear the wall with paint" "daub the ceiling with plaster"

Related terms: cover blood daub daub
6. [ noun ] (medicine) a thin tissue or blood sample spread on a glass slide and stained for cytologic examination and diagnosis under a microscope
Synonyms: cytosmear cytologic_smear
Related terms: cytologic_specimen sample vaginal_smear alimentary_tract_smear bronchoscopic_smear cervical_smear
7. [ verb ] make a smudge on; soil by smudging
Synonyms: smudge smutch blur
Related terms: rub resmudge dust smudge
8. [ verb ] stain by smearing or daubing with a dirty substance
Related terms: dirty smirch moil smudge
9. [ noun ] an act that brings discredit to the person who does it
Synonyms: smirch spot stain blot

"he made a huge blot on his copybook"

Related terms: mistake tarnish
Similar spelling:   Smyer