smeary
adjective (smearier; -est) Date: circa 1529 1. marked by or covered with smears 2. liable to cause smears <
smeary lipstick
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  • Smeary — Smear y, a. Tending to smear or soil; adhesive; viscous. Rowe. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • smeary — [smir′ē] adj. smearier, smeariest 1. covered with or having smears; smeared 2. tending to smear, as wet ink smeariness n …   English World dictionary

  • smeary — ˈsmirē, ri adjective ( er/ est) 1. : marked by or covered with smears the smeary marble topped table Nicholas Monsarat every page … was a mess of smeary erasures Robert Rice 2. : liable to cause smears : greasy, adhesive, v …   Useful english dictionary

  • smeary — smear ► VERB 1) coat or mark with a greasy or sticky substance. 2) blur or smudge. 3) damage the reputation of (someone) by false accusations. ► NOUN 1) a greasy or sticky mark. 2) a false or unwarranted accusation. 3) a sample thinly …   English terms dictionary

  • smeary — smeariness, n. /smear ee/, adj., smearier, smeariest. 1. showing smears; smeared. 2. tending to smear or soil. [1520 30; SMEAR + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • smeary — adjective a) Having smears b) Tending to smear …   Wiktionary

  • smeary — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. sticky, messy, smudgy, smeared; see dirty 1 , oily 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • smeary — smear·y || smɪrɪ / smɪərɪ adj. marked with smears, stained, dirty; liable to stain or cause smears …   English contemporary dictionary

  • smeary — a. Adhesive, viscous, viscid, glutinous, dauby, sticky …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • smeary — smear•y [[t]ˈsmɪər i[/t]] adj. smear•i•er, smear•i•est 1) showing smears; smeared 2) tending to smear or soil • Etymology: 1520–30 smear′i•ness, n …   From formal English to slang

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