Word "SMEAR" Definitions:


Part of Speech:
Noun
Definition:
an act that brings discredit to the person who does it
Synonyms:
blot, smirch, spot, stain

Part of Speech:
Verb
Definition:
charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone
Synonyms:
asperse, besmirch, calumniate, defame, denigrate, slander, smirch, sully

Part of Speech:
Verb
Definition:
make a smudge on; soil by smudging
Synonyms:
blur, smudge, smutch

Crossword Clues for SMEAR

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Lipstick mishap The Washington Post 12 Jun 2022
Lipstick mishap LA Times Daily 12 Jun 2022
Campaign strategy Wall Street Journal 19 May 2022
Malign type of business a republican supports Irish Times Crosaire 02 May 2022
Drag through the mud Wall Street Journal 31 Mar 2022
Mascara mishap Eugene Sheffer 09 Mar 2022
Makeup smudge Newsday 21 Feb 2022
Makeup mishap USA Today 05 Feb 2022
Nasty accusation given attention by NCO The Guardian Cryptic 15 Dec 2021
Smudge USA Today 07 Dec 2021
Eyeliner flaw Premier Sunday 31 Oct 2021
Finger-paint, say Wall Street Journal 14 Oct 2021
Sling mud at Byrne on the radio over starting mischief Irish Times Crosaire 06 Oct 2021
Makeup mess Newsday 02 Sep 2021
Told off old master producing false accusation Irish Times Crosaire 24 Jun 2021
Denigrate The Telegraph Quick 20 May 2021
Streaky mark USA Today 09 May 2021
Eyeliner mishap USA Today 28 Apr 2021
Pap ___ USA Today 27 Apr 2021
Dishonest campaign tactic Universal 15 Apr 2021
Makeup mishap Newsday 08 Apr 2021
Use finger paint Newsday 07 Apr 2021
Makeup mess Newsday 04 Apr 2021
Lipstick mishap USA Today 14 Mar 2021
Attack ad, at times Universal 08 Feb 2021
Makeup smudge Newsday 25 Jan 2021
Rub The Telegraph Quick 08 Jan 2021
Dirty campaign trick Newsday 27 Dec 2020
Calligraphy mishap USA Today 29 Nov 2020
Tainting tactic Newsday 27 Nov 2020
Defame Canadiana 23 Nov 2020
Bit of character assassination LA Times Daily 15 Nov 2020
Bit of character assassination The Washington Post 15 Nov 2020
Makeup streak The Washington Post 20 Oct 2020
Makeup streak LA Times Daily 20 Oct 2020
Slander Canadiana 19 Oct 2020
Mascara mistake Premier Sunday 27 Sep 2020
Printing problem Newsday 25 Sep 2020
Slanderous attack USA Today 17 Sep 2020
Oil applied in early baptism after swap? The Telegraph Toughie 28 Aug 2020
Haphazard application LA Times Daily 16 Aug 2020
Haphazard application The Washington Post 16 Aug 2020
Daub Eugene Sheffer 24 Jul 2020
Mascara mishap Newsday 01 Jul 2020
Dishonest attack New York Times 28 Jun 2020
Mark made by rubbing USA Today 18 Jun 2020
Blur, smudge The Times Concise 16 Jun 2020
Calligraphy fail Wall Street Journal 10 Jun 2020
Lipstick mishap Newsday 07 Jun 2020
Lipstick slip Thomas Joseph 21 May 2020
Lipstick woe Universal 15 May 2020
Printing problem Wall Street Journal 01 Apr 2020
Mascara risk The New Yorker 09 Mar 2020
Mascara mishap Eugene Sheffer 07 Mar 2020
Mudsling Universal 07 Mar 2020
___ campaign
Slander Eugene Sheffer 26 Dec 2019
Attack ad insult USA Today 10 Dec 2019
Blurry mess Family Time 25 Nov 2019
Makeup mishap Wall Street Journal 06 Nov 2019
Mascara mishap USA Today 14 Oct 2019
Microscope slide sample Newsday 05 Oct 2019
Defame The Telegraph Quick 28 Sep 2019
Campaign ploy The Washington Post Sunday 22 Sep 2019
Sling mud at USA Today 08 Sep 2019
Damage the reputation of Universal 24 Aug 2019
Bit of election season ugliness LA Times Daily 24 Jul 2019
Bit of election season ugliness The Washington Post 24 Jul 2019
Mud marking Universal 15 Jun 2019
Makeup mishap USA Today 07 Jun 2019
Mascara misadventure New York Times 27 May 2019
Medium in dried-up sample on slide The Telegraph Toughie 14 May 2019
Campaign tactic Thomas Joseph 11 May 2019
Lipstick mishap New York Times 23 Apr 2019
Below-the-belt campaign tactic New York Times 17 Apr 2019
Mascara mishap New York Times 14 Apr 2019
Dirty campaign tactic USA Today 11 Apr 2019
Try to take down before Election Day, perhaps The New Yorker 28 Jan 2019
Lipstick slip Premier Sunday 20 Jan 2019
False accusation The Times Concise 17 Jan 2019
Mascara mishap
Dirty campaign tactic
Bit of election season ugliness
Mud marking
Lipstick mishap
Sling mud at
Makeup mishap
Mascara mishap
Cervical cancer diagnostic test
Mascara misadventure
Damage the reputation of
Below-the-belt campaign tactic
Slanderous attack The Telegraph General Knowledge 16 Dec 2018
Disgusting political tactic Universal 11 Nov 2018
Lipstick mishap Wall Street Journal 20 Oct 2018
Outer edge of a smoky eye The New Yorker 17 Sep 2018
Lipstick mishap Universal 15 Sep 2018
Do fingerpainting Universal 31 Aug 2018
Result of tears on makeup New York Times 15 Aug 2018
Bit of ugly campaigning USA Today 24 Jul 2018
Jam mishap Newsday 05 Jul 2018
Primary aspirant's challenge LA Times Daily 24 Jun 2018
Primary aspirant's challenge The Washington Post 24 Jun 2018
Mascara mishap The Washington Post 28 May 2018
Mascara mishap LA Times Daily 28 May 2018
Apply jelly Universal 03 Apr 2018
Bit of campaign ugliness LA Times Daily 02 Apr 2018
Bit of campaign ugliness The Washington Post 02 Apr 2018
Lipstick stain Newsday 26 Mar 2018
Makeup malfunction LA Times Daily 25 Feb 2018
Makeup malfunction The Washington Post 25 Feb 2018
Slather LA Times Daily 04 Feb 2018
Slather The Washington Post 04 Feb 2018
Dirty trick on the campaign trail Wall Street Journal 29 Jan 2018
Makeup malfunction
Lipstick mishap
Lipstick mishap
Bit of ugly campaigning
Mudsling
Lipstick mishap
Do fingerpainting
Disgusting political tactic
Apply jelly
Result of tears on makeup
Slather
Primary aspirant's challenge
Mascara mishap
Bit of campaign ugliness
Besmirch New York Times 26 Nov 2017
Political hit job USA Today 26 Nov 2017
Blotch The Washington Post 15 Nov 2017
Blotch LA Times Daily 15 Nov 2017
Apply, as fingerpaint USA Today 12 Nov 2017
Feature of a no-holds-barred campaign The Washington Post 05 Nov 2017
Feature of a no-holds-barred campaign LA Times Daily 05 Nov 2017
Lipstick problem New York Times 28 Sep 2017
Printer's problem Wall Street Journal 21 Sep 2017
Dirty campaign tactic Wall Street Journal 12 Sep 2017
Slathered portion Newsday 02 Sep 2017
Apply Vaseline or jelly Universal 15 Aug 2017
Glasses problem LA Times Daily 06 Aug 2017
Glasses problem The Washington Post 06 Aug 2017
Bit of campaign nastiness New York Times 01 Aug 2017
Work with finger paints Wall Street Journal 22 Apr 2017
Reams off what leads to false accusation Irish Times Crosaire 13 Mar 2017
Attack ad tactic New York Times 03 Mar 2017
Dirty political tactic The Washington Post 28 Feb 2017
Ink mishap Universal 23 Jan 2017
Political hit job
Feature of a no-holds-barred campaign
Apply, as fingerpaint
Blotch
Apply Vaseline or jelly
Attack ad tactic
Besmirch
Bit of campaign nastiness
Lipstick problem
Glasses problem
Makeup mishap LA Times Daily 20 Dec 2016
Bad-mouth Newsday 28 Oct 2016
Defamatory accusation The Telegraph General Knowledge 02 Oct 2016
Campaigner's low blow USA Today 13 Aug 2016
Drag through the mud Wall Street Journal 15 Jul 2016
Spread on, as jelly Family Time 10 Jul 2016
Spread a greasy or sticky substance over something Irish Times Simplex 09 Jul 2016
Defame LA Times Daily 12 Jun 2016
Sully LA Times Daily 09 Jun 2016
Dirty campaign tactic The Washington Post 04 Jun 2016
Bit of ugly politics LA Times Daily 22 May 2016
Apply messily, as lipstick The Washington Post 29 Apr 2016
Ugly campaign tactic LA Times Daily 27 Apr 2016
Black mark that may be examined in the lab The Telegraph Cryptic 04 Apr 2016
Underhanded campaign tactic USA Today 12 Feb 2016
Mascara mess Wall Street Journal 10 Feb 2016
Political attack Wall Street Journal 28 Jan 2016
Mascara mishap Wall Street Journal 13 Jan 2016
Sully
Makeup mishap
Underhanded campaign tactic
Campaigner's low blow
Bit of ugly politics
Defame
Nasty political ad Universal 12 Dec 2015
Makeup mishap The Chronicle of Higher Education 13 Nov 2015
Bad-mouth New York Times 02 Nov 2015
Malign Thomas Joseph 01 Oct 2015
Makeup problem USA Today 27 Sep 2015
Ink mishap LA Times Daily 14 Sep 2015
Stain or smudge USA Today 10 Aug 2015
Spread over Jonesin 16 Jul 2015
Sling mud at Newsday 05 Jul 2015
Apply jam USA Today 02 Jul 2015
Cosmetic mishap Newsday 18 Jun 2015
Greasy or sticky mark The Times Concise 27 May 2015
Dirty Sergeant Major coming to attention The Times Cryptic 08 Apr 2015
Bit of painting carelessness USA Today 14 Feb 2015
Political attack, e.g USA Today 20 Jan 2015
Sling mud at
Cosmetic mishap
Bad-mouth
Nasty political ad
Makeup mishap
Pol's low tactic
Apply jam
Bit of painting carelessness
Makeup problem
Political attack, e.g.
Stain or smudge
Ink mishap
Talk shit about
Lipstick flaw
Makeup muck-up
Dirty campaign tactic
Campaign dirt
Apply liberally, as jelly
Window cleaner's goof
Pol's mud
Cosmetic problem
Drag through the mud
Makeup applier's boo-boo
Do finger painting
Eyeliner problem
Unsavory type of political campaign
Ruin, as calligraphy
Sling mud at
Paint problem
Lipstick mishap
Makeup mishap
Attack ad, maybe
Campaign dirty trick
Campaigner's dirt
Mascara problem
Spread generously
Use finger paint
Dirty political attack
Lipstick smudge
Political mud
Printing problem
Defame
Lipstick slip
Campaign tactic
Nasty race tactic
Nasty rumor
Drag through the mud
Window-washing flaw
Ruin, as calligraphy
Dirty political attack
Daub
Bit of mudslinging
Bit of campaign nastiness
Campaign tactic
Bit of ugly politics
Cosmetician's goof
Campaigner's dirty trick
Blacken
Blacken
Mascara problem
Smudge
Mascara problem
Smudge
Negative campaigner's tactic
Not spread carefully
What decrepit windshield wipers do
Slur
Bit of campaign nastiness
Apply lipstick poorly
Bad mark
Lipstick mishap
Lab specimen
Bit of campaign nastiness
Bad-mouth
Microscope-slide sample
October surprise, often
Apply haphazardly
Vilify
Apply lipstick unsteadily
___ campaign
Lipstick mishap
Attack ad, maybe
Lab specimen
Apply haphazardly
Makeup artist's mistake
Vilify
Lipstick mishap
Dirty campaign tactic
Political tactic
Dirty campaign tactic
Microscope sample
Blur, as wet ink
Dirty campaign trick
Dirty campaign tactic
Dirty political attack
Blur, as wet ink
Cast aspersions on
Window-washing flaw
Sling mud
Campaign tactic
Finger-paint, e.g.
Spread
Spread
Not spread carefully
Campaign unpleasantry
Dirty politician's tactic
Bit of mudslinging
Not spread carefully
Campaign unpleasantry
Bit of mudslinging
Kind of campaign
Bit of painting carelessness
Besmirch
Blur by rubbing
Makeup boo-boo
Makeup mishap
Mascara mess
Slander
Slather
Bad-mouth
Window cleaner's goof
Slander
Oily stain
Dirty political tactic
Eyeliner boo-boo
Makeup applier's boo-boo
Window washer's boo-boo
Dirty campaign tactic
Dirty trick on the campaign trail
Makeup mishap
Sully the name of
Campaign nastiness
Sample on a slide
Do some mudslinging
Wet mascara worry
Lipstick slip
Nasty campaign tactic
Campaign ugliness
Daub
Lipstick slip
Nasty campaign tactic
Daub
Campaign ugliness
Campaign tactic
Spread
Artist's mishap
Campaign staple
Eyeliner problem
Makeup problem
Blotch
Defame
Stain or smudge
Ink goof
Pol's assault
Microscope sample
Staple of political dirty tricks
Sully the name of
Bad mouth
Bedaub
Use finger paint
Charge falsely
Nasty comment from a runner?
Use finger paint
Nasty comment from a runner?
Makeup mishap
Tarnish
Bit of negative campaigning
Spread, as finger paint
Dirty politician's tactic
Go negative against, in a way
Unpleasant political tactic
Type of campaign
Apply jam
Become unsteady applying lipstick
Campaign low blow
Drag through the mud
Besmirch
Character assault
Reputation threat
Libel
Mess up the makeup
Makeup flaw
Makeup problem
Mascara mishap
Spread sloppily
Ink mishap
Makeup mishap
Sling mud at
Publish lies about
Apply haphazardly
Campaign nastiness
Besmirch
Vilify during a campaign
Apply haphazardly
Campaign nastiness
Reputation threat
Sling mud
Defame
Problem with eyeliner
Campaign tactic
Type of political campaign
Mascara mistake
Mirror marrer
Impugn
Make a finger painting
Campaign tactic
Sort of campaign
Stain
Do finger painting
___ campaign
Campaign abuse
Microscope sample
Makeup stain
Political ploy
Malign
Slander
Mudslinger's campaign tactic
Vilify
Mirror marrer
Type of political campaign
Give a black eye to
Vilify
Daub
Sling mud at
Sling mud at
Bit of painting carelessness
Lipstick mishap
Fingerpaint
Fingerpaint, for example
Sling mud at, politically
Bit of painting carelessness
Daub
Sling mud at
Political attack
Daub
Inky blur
Sling mud at
Publish lies about
Sort of campaign
Election season tactic
Use labels
Makeup problem
Nasty campaign tactic
Ruin, as a reputation
Bad-mouth
Kind of campaign
Political campaign tactic
Mirror marrer
Window washer's mistake
Underhanded campaign tactic
Window cleaner's goof
Stain
Slight on the stump, say
Some mud-slinging
Type of campaign
Window cleaner's goof
Spread, as butter
Political tactic
Sleazy campaign tactic
Attack ad, maybe
Libel
Wipe the floor with
Sully
Makeup artist's problem
Bedaub
Grease spot, e.g.
Bedaub
Bad mouth
Campaign tactic
Villify
Type of campaign
Common campaign strategy
Blacklist
Dirty political tactic
Slide specimen
Blur
Apply liberally
Engage in calumny
Fingerpaint
Fingerpaint
Vilify
Microscope sample
Nasty kind of campaign
Blacklist
Campaign tactic
Taint politically
Publish lies about
Make a mess
Beat soundly
Type of tactics
Daub
Libel
Soil
Political campaign often
Illustrator's goof
Blacken
Ruin, as calligraphy
Campaign ploy
Type of campaign
Denigrate
Insult
Vilification
Use finger paints
Sully
Campaign tactic, sometimes
Blotch
Campaign calumny
Calumniate
Slanderous attack
Engage in mudslinging
Glaze for pottery
Political slander
Untidy mark
Malign
Throw mud at
Mess up
Fingerprint
Nasty campaign tactic
Sling mud
Defamation
Medical-lab technique
___ campaign (dirty politics)
Flub a paint job
Finger painting, e.g.
Snide attack
Lab-slide material
Defile
Dirty-politics ploy
Finger painting, often
Stain
Political tactic
Prepare a lab slide
Smudge
Lab sample
Bedaub
Slander.
Use finger paints.
Defame.
Vilification.
Campaign weapon.
Make messy.
Daub.
Blotch.
Fingerpaint.
Denigrate.
Blur.
Besmirch.
Partial glaze on pottery.
Sully.
Frequent political charge.
Malign.
Political weapon.
Smudge.
Mudslinger's delight.
Bedaub.
Stigmatize.
Spread over.
Political slander.
Untidy mark.
Campaign brickbat.
Vilify.
Partial erasure.
Character assassination.
Politically extreme tactic.
Sling campaign mud.
Wrongful accusation by inference or innuendo.
Work of art with finger paints.
Mud-sling.
Technique of the witch-hunt.
"___ the sleepy grooms with blood."
Political mud pack.
Apply Vaseline
Rude blog post
Defamation in print
Blurry mess
Besmirch
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