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Princeton's WordNet

  1. smudge(noun)

    a smoky fire to drive away insects

    smear, spot, blot, slur, smirch, daub

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

    a blemish made by dirt

    "he had a smudge on his cheek"

    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

  3. smear, blur, smudge, smutch(verb)

    make a smudge on; soil by smudging

    besmirch, smudge, asperse, dim, smear, smutch, calumniate, confuse, denigrate, daub, film over, slander, blur, slur, sully, glaze over, blear, smirch, defame, obscure, obnubilate


  1. smudge(1)

    To obscure by blurring; to smear.

    stain, smear, blur

  2. smudge(2)

    To soil or smear with dirt.

    smutch, soil

  3. smudge(2)

    To use dense smoke to protect from insects.


PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

stain, dust, spot

Translations for smudge

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • لطخةArabic
  • zamazatCzech
  • verschmieren, verwischen, FleckGerman
  • macular, desenfocarSpanish
  • tuhria, töhriä, savuttaa, tahria, tahra, läiskä, savustaaFinnish
  • bavure, maculerFrench
  • nodaIndonesian
  • sbavaturaItalian
  • კოცონიGeorgian
  • ukuparaMāori
  • марать, пачкать, испачкать, размазывать, замарать, размазать, пятноRussian

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