Synonyms of smear in English:

smear


See US English definition of smear

See UK English definition of smear

See Spanish definition of mancha

verb

1‘the table was smeared with grease’

SYNONYMS
streak, smudge, stain, mark, soil, dirty
blur
informal splotch, splodge
literary besmirch

2‘smear the meat with olive oil’

SYNONYMS
cover, coat, grease, lard
anoint
literary bedaub

3‘she smeared sunblock on her skin’

SYNONYMS
spread, rub, daub, slap, slather, smother, plaster, cream, slick
apply, put on, dab
literary besmear

4‘it's a campaign by people who are trying to smear our reputation’

SYNONYMS
sully, tarnish, besmirch, blacken, drag through the mire, drag through the mud, stain, taint, damage, defame, discredit, defile, vilify, malign, slander, libel, stigmatize, calumniate
North American slur
informal do a hatchet job on
literary smirch
rare asperse, vilipend

noun

1‘a smear of yellow paint’

SYNONYMS
streak, smudge, daub, dab, spot, patch, blotch, blob
stain, mark
informal splotch, splodge

2‘there were a number of press smears about some of his closest aides’

SYNONYMS
false accusation, false report, false imputation, slander, libel, lie, untruth, slur, defamation, calumny, vilification
stain, taint