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Definition of Smear

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

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

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

Nobody can make me cry in public. I'll punch them first before they make my mascara smear.
Sandra Bullock

President Obama clearly cannot run on his record. All he's offering is more of the same. That's not good. Look at the economy. It's stagnating. And so, what they're now going to try and do is bring this campaign down to little things, distractions, distortions, smear, fear, anger, frustration.
Paul Ryan

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
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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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