HyperDic: smear

English > 8 senses of the word smear:
VERBcontactsmearstain by smearing or daubing with a dirty substance
contactsmear, blur, smudge, smutchmake a smudge on
contactsmear, daubcover (a surface) by smearing (a substance) over it
communicationsmear, defame, slander, smirch, asperse, denigrate, calumniate, sully, besmirchcharge falsely / falsely or with malicious intent
NOUNcommunicationsmear, vilification, malignmentslanderous defamation
bodysmear, cytologic smear, cytosmeara thin tissue or blood sample spread on a glass slide and stained for cytologic examination and diagnosis under a microscope
attributesmear, smudge, spot, blot, daub, smirch, slura blemish made by dirt
actsmear, blot, smirch, spot, stainan act that brings discredit to the person who does it
smear > pronunciation
Soundssmih'r
Rhymesacyclovir ... zaire / Zaire: 93 rhymes with ihr...
English > smear: 8 senses > noun 1, communication
Meaningslanderous defamation.
Synonymsvilification, malignment
Broaderdefamation, calumny, calumniation, obloquy, traducement, hatchet jobA false / false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions
Spanishcalumnia, desprestigio, envilecimiento, malignment, vilipendio
Catalanmalignment
Verbssmearcharge falsely / falsely or with malicious intent
English > smear: 8 senses > noun 2, body
MeaningA thin tissue or blood sample spread on a glass slide and stained for cytologic examination and diagnosis under a microscope.
Synonymscytologic smear, cytosmear
Narroweralimentary tract smearAny of several cytologic smears obtained from different parts of the alimentary tract
cervical smear, Pap smear, Papanicolaou smearA sample of secretions and superficial cells of the uterine cervix and uterus
lower respiratory tract smear, bronchoscopic smear, sputum smearAny of several cytologic smears obtained from different parts of the lower respiratory tract
vaginal smearsmear taken from the vaginal mucosa for cytological analysis
Broadercytologic specimenA specimen used for cytologic examination and diagnosis
English > smear: 8 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningA blemish made by dirt.
Synonymssmudge, spot, blot, daub, smirch, slur
Narrowerblotch, splodge, splotchAn irregularly shaped spot
fingermark, fingerprintA smudge made by a (dirty) finger
inkblotA blot made with ink
Broaderblemish, defect, marA mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body)
Spanishbaldón, churrete, mancha, manchón, manchurrón, tizne, tiznón, zurrapa
Catalantaca
Verbssmearmake a smudge on
smearstain by smearing or daubing with a dirty substance
English > smear: 8 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningAn act that brings discredit to the person who does it.
Synonymsblot, smirch, spot, stain
Broadermistake, error, faultA wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention
Spanishmácula, mancha
Catalanmàcula, taca
English > smear: 8 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningstain by smearing or daubing with a dirty substance.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Narrowermoilmoisten or soil
smirch, besmirchsmear so as to make dirty or stained
Broaderdirty, soil, begrime, grime, colly, bemiremake soiled, filthy, or dirty
Spanishembadurnar, manchar, untar
Catalanempastifar, tacar-se, untar
Nounssmeara blemish made by dirt
English > smear: 8 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningmake a smudge on; soil by smudging.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
ModelThe children smear the paper with grease; The children smear grease onto the paper
Synonymsblur, smudge, smutch
Narrowerdustrub the dust over a surface so as to blur the outlines of a shape
resmudgesmudge again
BroaderrubMove over something with pressure
Spanishembadurnar, embarrar, empañar, ensuciar, manchar, oscurecer, tiznar
Catalanenfosquir, ensutjar, entelar, tacar
Nounssmeara blemish made by dirt
English > smear: 8 senses > verb 3, contact
MeaningCover (a surface) by smearing (a substance) over it.
PatternSomebody ----s something PP
Example"smear the wall with paint"
Synonymdaub
Narrowerbloodsmear with blood, as in a hunting / hunting initiation rite, where the face of a person is smeared with the blood of the kill
BroadercoverProvide with a covering or cause to be covered
Similar todaubapply to a surface
Spanishaplicar, cubrir, embadurnar, embarrar, manchar, untar
Catalancobrir, empastifar, enfangar, tacar, untar
English > smear: 8 senses > verb 4, communication
MeaningCharge falsely / falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Synonymsdefame, slander, smirch, asperse, denigrate, calumniate, sully, besmirch
NarrowerassassinateDestroy or damage seriously, as of someone's reputation
badmouth, malign, traduce, drag through the mudspeak unfavorably about
libelPrint slanderous statements against
Broadercharge, accuseblame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against
Spanishcalumniar, denigrar, difamar, reputación
Catalancalumniar, denigrar, difamar, indultar, injuriar
Nounssmearslanderous defamation

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