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Noun: smear  smeer
  1. Slanderous defamation
    - vilification, malignment
  2. A thin tissue or blood sample spread on a glass slide and stained for cytologic examination and diagnosis under a microscope
    - cytologic smear, cytosmear
  3. A blemish made by dirt
    "he had a smear on his cheek";
    - smudge, spot, blot, daub, smirch, slur
  4. An act that brings discredit to the person who does it
    "he made a huge smear on his copybook";
    - blot, smirch, spot, stain
Verb: smear  smeer
  1. Stain by smearing or daubing with a dirty substance
  2. Make a smudge on; soil by smudging
    - blur, smudge, smutch
  3. Cover (a surface) by smearing (a substance) over it
    "smear the wall with paint";
    - daub
  4. Charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone
    "The journalists have smeared me!";
    - defame, slander, smirch, asperse, denigrate, calumniate [formal], sully, besmirch

Derived forms: smears, smearing, smeared

Type of: accuse, begrime, bemire [archaic], blemish, calumniation, calumny, charge, colly [archaic], cover, cytologic specimen, defamation, defect, dirty, error, fault, grime, hatchet job, mar, mistake, obloquy, rub, soil, traducement

Encyclopedia: Smear, Steve