What is another word for smear?

Need synonyms for smear? Here's a list of similar words from our thesaurus that you can use instead.

Verb
To rub a (typically oily or sticky) substance over
more ❯
Smear a little olive oil over the inside of the salad bowl.”
Verb
To cause to be soiled or dirty
“More commonly, the wife calls a work party to help build and then smear the walls with mud.”
Verb
To make hurtful and untrue comments about
more ❯
“At the press conference, Tsai signed a statement promising not to abuse any person's character, smear anyone's reputation or engage in personal attacks.”
Verb
To land or strike in an uneven, distributed mess
Verb
To scatter or sprinkle, typically over a wide area
Verb
To assault, attack
axeUK
axUS
more ❯
Verb
To make, or cause to be, blur or dim
more ❯
Verb
To betray someone's trust
Noun
A mark or streak of a greasy or sticky substance
more ❯
“I reached with a napkin to delete from her chin a smear of sauce that was driving me crazy.”
Noun
A false accusation intended to damage someone's reputation
more ❯
“Just as he desires that there should be no smear on his good name, so must he be anxious not to smear the reputation of his fellow man.”
Noun
(medicine, women's health) A Pap smear
“I'll be going to the doctor's this afternoon for a smear.”
Noun
A (degree of) loss or lack of reputation or respect
Noun
An imperfection, fault or bad name associated with someone
Noun
A censure of someone or something on the basis of perceived faults or mistakes
more ❯
Noun
A thin outer layer
Noun
Used to make candles, soap and lubricants
Noun
A thing that cannot be seen or heard clearly
Noun
An insult, or that which is interpreted as one
more ❯
Noun
Attack someone's reputation
Find more words!
Use * for blank tiles (max 2) Advanced Search Advanced Search
Use * for blank spaces Advanced Search
Advanced Word Finder

See Also

Nearby Words
5-letter Words Starting With
Find Synonyms
go
Word Tools Finders & Helpers Other Languages More Synonyms
Copyright WordHippo © 2021