besmear

  • 1 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

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

    Law dictionary

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

    Etymology dictionary

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

    English World dictionary

  • 5 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

  • 6 besmear — transitive verb Date: before 12th century smear …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 7 besmear — verb To smear over, sully …

    Wiktionary

  • 8 besmear — 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,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 9 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

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

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 11 besmear — verb literary smear or cover with (something) …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 12 besmear — v. a. 1. Bedaub, daub, smear, bespatter, beplaster, beslime, daub over. 2. Defile, soil, foul, befoul, besmirch, pollute, contaminate …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 13 besmear — v smear, smirch, smudge, begrime, sully, soil, stain, smutch, draggle; daub all over, bedaub, blot, spot, blemish, splatter, spatter, bespatter; defile, blotch, mar, deface …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 14 besmear — be·smear …

    English syllables

  • 15 besmear — be•smear [[t]bɪˈsmɪər[/t]] v. t. to smear • Etymology: bef. 1050 be•smear′er, n …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16 besmear — /bəˈsmɪə/ (say buh smear), /bi / (say bee ) verb (t) 1. to smear over. 2. to sully; soil. {Middle English bismeren, Old English besmerian. See be , smear} …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 17 besmear —   Hāpala, ho opala, ka e, ho oka e, ho ohauka e, hamo, ho owi u …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • 18 besmear — v.tr. 1 smear with greasy or sticky stuff. 2 sully (a reputation etc.). Etymology: OE bismierwan (as BE , SMEAR) …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 19 Besmeared — 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

  • 20 Besmearing — 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