smear(redirected from smears)
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smearverb asperse, attack, attaint, belittle, besmear, besmirch, besmut, blacken, blemish, brand, calumniate, cast a slur, contaminate, decry, defame, defile, degrade, denigrate, denounce, depreciate, derogate, destroy one's reputation, detract, discredit, dishonor, disparage, disrate, expose to infamy, hold up to shame, humiliate, inlinere, libel, make scandal, malign, mar, mark, oblinere, pillory, pollute, render unclean, ridicule, slander, slur, smirch, soil, speak evil of, stain, stigmatize, sully, taint, tarnish, traduce, undermine, vilify, vilipend
Associated concepts: defamation
See also: attaint, brand, condemn, contemn, deface, defacement, defamation, defame, denigrate, denounce, denunciation, disgrace, dishonor, disparage, libel, malign, pillory, shame, slander, spread, stain, stigma, sully, tarnish, vilification