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synonyms for bedaub

  • anoint
  • besmear
  • daub
  • smirch
  • smudge
  • soil
  • spread
  • stain
  • sully

antonyms for bedaub

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  • clean
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How to use bedaub in a sentence

Sacred trees and stones are painted red, and for the most solemn of their rites savages bedaub themselves with red clay.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 11, SLICE 3VARIOUS
With this paste the natives delighted to bedaub their faces.
THE WORKS OF HUBERT HOWE BANCROFT, VOLUME 2HUBERT HOWE BANCROFT
Whan a man's shoe is blackened and bedaub'd with industry, it will procure him such a supply as will make him cheerful.
THE PROVERBS OF SCOTLANDALEXANDER HISLOP
Against which he prepares to bedaub him, and swears he will do it from the beginning, from Jersey to this day.
DIARY OF SAMUEL PEPYS, COMPLETESAMUEL PEPYS
Both Greeks and savages employ the bull-roarer, both bedaub the initiated with dirt or with white paint or chalk.
CUSTOM AND MYTHANDREW LANG
The men paint or bedaub their faces and breasts with a kind of red earth.
THE CAPTIVE IN PATAGONIABENJAMIN FRANKLIN BOURNE
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WORDS RELATED TO BEDAUB

  • bedaub
  • besmear
  • daub
  • pat
  • peck
  • plaster
  • smear
  • smudge
  • stipple
  • swab
  • tap
  • wipe
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.