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See definition of smearing on Dictionary.com
  • as indenigration
  • as indenunciation

synonyms for smearing

  • character assassination
  • defamation
  • aspersion
  • calumniation
  • calumny
  • deprecation
  • derogation
  • detraction
  • disparagement
  • libel
  • put down
  • ridicule
  • scorn
  • slander
  • traducement
  • vilification
  • defaming
  • libeling
  • traducing
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antonyms for smearing

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  • approval
  • compliment
  • flattery
  • praise
  • compliment
  • praise
  • exculpation
  • exoneration
  • flattery
  • appreciation
  • approval
  • commendation
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How to use smearing in a sentence

There stood Alpheus Briggs, smearing his bearded lips with his hirsute paw—for once again he had been at the liquor below.
CURSEDGEORGE ALLAN ENGLAND
He glanced up and saw that the rain was smearing broad splashes on the dingy glass of the windows.
BLOW THE MAN DOWNHOLMAN DAY
The ancient one gave him a piece of fresh meat, which he held in both hands as he gnawed it, smearing his chubby face with grease.
THE WAY OF AN INDIANFREDERIC REMINGTON
The next morning I was at work in the bindery, smearing glue on the backs of unbound books.
TRAMPING ON LIFEHARRY KEMP
Smearing, in those places where it is still carried on, is performed in two ways, according to the quality of the wool.
A TREATISE ON SHEEP:AMBROSE BLACKLOCK
The object of smearing the foils all over with shellac is to prevent them being acted upon by the acid.
ON LABORATORY ARTSRICHARD THRELFALL
If a live rat be caught, smeared with tar, and allowed to escape into the holes he will do the smearing process thoroughly.
SECRETS OF WISE MEN, CHEMISTS AND GREAT PHYSICIANSWILLIAM K. DAVID
The Indians had the curious custom of smearing their faces and their bodies with red paint.
THE STORY OF AMERICAN HISTORYALBERT F. BLAISDELL
The Mexicans bake their tortillas, or thin flour cakes, by smearing them upon smooth stones.
PLUCK ON THE LONG TRAILEDWIN L. SABIN
He had caught them smearing soap over the glass wind shield of his new machine.
MARY WARE IN TEXASANNIE F. JOHNSTON
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO SMEARING

  • aspersion
  • calumniation
  • calumny
  • character assassination
  • defamation
  • defaming
  • deprecation
  • derogation
  • detraction
  • disparagement
  • libel
  • libeling
  • put down
  • ridicule
  • scorn
  • slander
  • smearing
  • traducement
  • traducing
  • vilification
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.