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Synonyms for slurslɜr

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. slur(noun)

    (music) a curved line spanning notes that are to be played legato

    smear, spot, blot, aspersion, smudge, smirch, daub

  2. aspersion, slur(noun)

    a disparaging remark

    smear, daub, smudge, slur, spot, calumny, sprinkling, defamation, denigration, aspersion, smirch, blot, slander

  3. smudge, spot, blot, daub, smear, smirch, slur(verb)

    a blemish made by dirt

    smudge, bit, patch, dapple, office, speckle, pip, touch, cytosmear, place, smear, aspersion, daub, fleck, cytologic smear, maculation, slur, post, stain, malignment, position, smirch, vilification, billet, blot, spotlight, spot, point, situation, berth, topographic point

  4. slur(verb)

    play smoothly or legato

    blur, dim

  5. slur(verb)

    speak disparagingly of; e.g., make a racial slur

    blur, dim

  6. slur(verb)

    utter indistinctly

    blur, dim

  7. blur, dim, slur(verb)

    become vague or indistinct

    smear, glaze over, smudge, slur, blur, blear, dip, dim, obnubilate, obscure, blind, confuse, film over, smutch

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. slur(v. a.)

    reproach, traduce, asperse, disparage, speak of slightingly or disrespectfully

  2. slur(v. a.)

    disregard, slight, pass by, pass over, gloss over, slur over

  3. slur(n.)

    reproach, stigma, stain, brand

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List of paraphrases:

insinuation, slander, calumny, insult, innuendo, affront, defamation, libel

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