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What is another word for smearing?

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Noun
The act of injuring another's reputation through slander
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“I will not be provoked by Senator Eric Abetz in his smearing of a distinguished Prime Minister of Australia in order to try to deflect parliamentary attention from his colleague.”
Noun
The act of applying or laying on a substance
Adjective
Causing harm to someone's reputation
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Verb
Present participle for to rub a (typically oily or sticky) substance over
Smear a little olive oil over the inside of the salad bowl.”
Verb
Present participle for to cause to be soiled or dirty
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“More commonly, the wife calls a work party to help build and then smear the walls with mud.”
Verb
Present participle for to make hurtful and untrue comments about
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“At the press conference, Tsai signed a statement promising not to abuse any person's character, smear anyone's reputation or engage in personal attacks.”
Verb
Present participle for to cover with drops or spots of something
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Present participle for to apply or provide with a layer or covering of something
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Present participle for to lubricate, coat, or impregnate with oil
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Present participle for to make, or cause to be, blur or dim
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Present participle for to betray someone's trust
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