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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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Clue Source Date
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
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 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
Political attack Wall Street Journal 17 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
Makeup mishap Newsday 03 May 2020
Mascara risk The New Yorker 09 Mar 2020
Mudsling Universal 07 Mar 2020
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Attack ad insult USA Today 10 Dec 2019
Blurry mess Family Time 25 Nov 2019
Microscope slide sample Newsday 05 Oct 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 The Washington Post 24 Jul 2019
Mud marking Universal 15 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
Below-the-belt campaign tactic New York Times 17 Apr 2019
Dirty campaign tactic USA Today 11 Apr 2019
Try to take down before Election Day, perhaps The New Yorker 28 Jan 2019
False accusation The Times Concise 17 Jan 2019
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Disgusting political tactic Universal 11 Nov 2018
Outer edge of a smoky eye The New Yorker 17 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 The Washington Post 24 Jun 2018
Apply jelly Universal 03 Apr 2018
Bit of campaign ugliness The Washington Post 02 Apr 2018
Lipstick stain Newsday 26 Mar 2018
Makeup malfunction The Washington Post 25 Feb 2018
Slather The Washington Post 04 Feb 2018
Dirty trick on the campaign trail Wall Street Journal 29 Jan 2018
Political hit job USA Today 26 Nov 2017
Besmirch New York Times 26 Nov 2017
Blotch The Washington Post 15 Nov 2017
Apply, as fingerpaint USA Today 12 Nov 2017
Feature of a no-holds-barred campaign The Washington Post 05 Nov 2017
Lipstick problem New York Times 28 Sep 2017
Printer's problem Wall Street Journal 21 Sep 2017
Slathered portion Newsday 02 Sep 2017
Apply Vaseline or jelly Universal 15 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
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
Sully LA Times Daily 09 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
Nasty political ad Universal 12 Dec 2015
Malign Thomas Joseph 01 Oct 2015
Makeup problem USA Today 27 Sep 2015
Stain or smudge USA Today 10 Aug 2015
Spread over Jonesin 16 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 25 Jan 2015
Political attack, e.g.
Pol's low tactic
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