Synonyms and related words:
apply paint, attaint, bedizen, begild, besmear, besmirch, besmoke, besmutch, besoil, bestain, black, blacken, blur, brand, brush on paint, butter, calcimine, coat, color, complexion, cover, dab, darken, daub, deep-dye, dip, dirty, discolor, distemper, double-dye, dye, emblazon, enamel, engild, face, fast-dye, fresco, gild, glaze, gloss, grain, hue, illuminate, imbue, ingrain, japan, lacquer, lay on, lay on color, mark, paint, parget, pigment, plaster, prime, scorch, sear, shade, shadow, shellac, singe, slap on, slather, slop on paint, slubber, slur, smarm, smear, smear on, smirch, smoke, smouch, smudge, smut, smutch, soil, spot, spread on, spread with, stain, stigmatize, stipple, sully, taint, tar, tarnish, tinct, tincture, tinge, tint, tone, undercoat, varnish, wash, whitewash

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.


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  • Bedaub — Be*daub , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bedaubed} (?); p. pr. & vb. n. {Bedaubing}.] To daub over; to besmear or soil with anything thick and dirty. [1913 Webster] Bedaub foul designs with a fair varnish. Barrow. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bedaub — index stain Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • bedaub — (v.) 1550s, from BE (Cf. be ) + DAUB (Cf. daub) (v). Related: Bedaubed; bedaubing …   Etymology dictionary

  • bedaub — [bē dôb′, bidôb′] vt. 1. to make daubs on; smudge or smear over 2. to ornament showily; overdecorate …   English World dictionary

  • bedaub — transitive verb Date: 1558 1. to daub over ; besmear 2. to ornament with vulgar excess …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bedaub — /bi dawb /, v.t. 1. to smear all over; besmear; soil. 2. to ornament gaudily or excessively. [1545 55; BE + DAUB] * * * …   Universalium

  • bedaub — verb a) To smear upon; to soil b) To ornament garishly; to overdecorate See Also: besmear …   Wiktionary

  • bedaub — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. smear, stain, soil; see dirty . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To spread with a greasy, sticky, or dirty substance: besmear, dab1, daub, plaster, smear, smirch, smudge. See PUT ON …   English dictionary for students

  • bedaub — be·daub || bɪ dɔːb v. sully; dirty with mud …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bedaub — verb literary smear or daub with a sticky substance …   English new terms dictionary

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