Smear

Updated: 1 October 2017

We found 31 answers for the crossword clue Smear. We last saw this clue in The Guardian Speedy Crossword on 9 July 2017, where the answer was 'BEDAUB'.

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Smear crossword31 Crossword Answers

3
letters
TAR
4
letters
spot
DAUB
BLUR
blot
slur
5
letters
libel
stain
sully
6
letters
impugn
spread
malign
smutch
vilify
smirch
blotch
SMUDGE
DEFAME
ANOINT
BEDAUB
7
letters
ASPERSE
blacken
slander
slather
8
letters
besmirch
9
letters
denigrate
cytosmear
10
letters
malignment
calumniate
12
letters
vilification
14
letters
cytologicsmear

Definitions for "Smear"

An act that brings discredit to the person who does it; "he made a huge blot on his copybook"
A blemish made by dirt; "he had a smudge on his cheek"
A thin tissue or blood sample spread on a glass slide and stained for cytologic examination and diagnosis under a microscope
Slanderous defamation
Charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone; "The journalists have defamed me!" "The article in the paper sullied my reputation"

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