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Definition of Smear


  1. To overspread with anything unctuous, viscous, or adhesive; to daub; as, to smear anything with oil.
  2. To soil in any way; to contaminate; to pollute; to stain morally; as, to be smeared with infamy.
  3. A fat, oily substance; oinment.
  4. Hence, a spot made by, or as by, an unctuous or adhesive substance; a blot or blotch; a daub; a stain.

Smear Quotations

The way the Establishment deals with people like me is to ignore them. When you become unignorable, they will try to smear you, and that's what I feared for a long time. Now I have somehow vaulted into this space where it's difficult for someone to smear me because it would look as though they were being vindictive and spiteful.
Heather Brooke

Now that I have called you on your false accusation, you are using additional smear tactics.
George Soros

Will they attack us? Yes. Will they smear our backgrounds and distort our records? Undoubtedly. Will they lie about us, harass our families, namecall to try to intimidate us? They will. There's nothing safe about it. But is it worth it? Well, let me ask you. Is freedom worth it? Is America worth it?
Christine O'Donnell

I invent by analogy. I thought, 'It's commonplace that you can mix colors, smear them together to get new emerging colors. Likewise, you can mix radio waves to get new frequencies.' So, I wondered, 'Why can't you mix sound to get new sounds?'
Woody Norris

I know politics is emotionally brutal; I've already had experience with the reality of smear campaigns, so I understand there will not be a path of roses laid before me.
Marianne Williamson
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Smear Translations

smear in Dutch is smeren, sauzen, doorsmeren, besmeren
smear in Finnish is voidella
smear in German is schmieren
smear in Italian is ingrassare
smear in Portuguese is mancha
smear in Spanish is untar
smear in Swedish is smeta
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