Synonyms and related words:
apply paint, attaint, bedaub, bedizen, begild, 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, prime, scorch, sear, shade, shadow, shellac, singe, slap on, slather, slop on paint, slubber, slur, 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

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  • Besmear — Be*smear , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Besmeared}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Besmearing}.] To smear with any viscous, glutinous matter; to bedaub; to soil. [1913 Webster] Besmeared with precious balm. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • besmear — index brand (stigmatize), defame, denigrate, denounce (condemn), disgrace, dishonor (deprive of honor) …   Law dictionary

  • besmear — (v.) O.E. bismierwan, besmyrwan (West Saxon), besmerwan (Anglian); see BE (Cf. be ) + SMEAR (Cf. smear) (v.). Related: Besmeared; besmearing …   Etymology dictionary

  • besmear — [bē smir′, bismir′] vt. [ME bismeren < OE bismerian: see BE & SMEAR] to smear over; bedaub; soil …   English World dictionary

  • besmear — besmearer, n. /bi smear /, v.t. 1. to smear all over; bedaub. 2. to sully; defile; soil: to besmear someone s reputation. [bef. 1050; ME bismeren, OE besmerian. See BE , SMEAR] * * * …   Universalium

  • besmear — transitive verb Date: before 12th century smear …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • besmear — verb To smear over, sully …   Wiktionary

  • besmear — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb 1. To spread with a greasy, sticky, or dirty substance: bedaub, dab1, daub, plaster, smear, smirch, smudge. See PUT ON. 2. To contaminate the reputation of: befoul, besmirch, bespatter, blacken, cloud, denigrate, dirty …   English dictionary for students

  • besmear — be·smear || bɪ smɪə v. abase, defile, dirty, sully …   English contemporary dictionary

  • besmear — verb literary smear or cover with (something) …   English new terms dictionary

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