Textual thesaurus for "smear"

(noun) blot, smirch, spot, stain

an act that brings discredit to the person who does it

he made a huge blot on his copybook

(noun) blot, spot, slur, smirch, smudge, daub

a blemish made by dirt

he had a smudge on his cheek

(noun) cytologic smear, cytosmear

a thin tissue or blood sample spread on a glass slide and stained for cytologic examination and diagnosis under a microscope

(noun) malignment, vilification

slanderous defamation

(verb) sully, defame, denigrate, calumniate, besmirch, asperse, slander, smirch

charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone

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

(verb) daub

cover (a surface) by smearing (a substance) over it

smear the wall with paint; daub the ceiling with plaster

(verb) blur, smudge, smutch

make a smudge on; soil by smudging