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  • n  slanderous defamation
  • n  a thin tissue or blood sample spread on a glass slide and stained for cytologic examination and diagnosis under a microscope
  • n  a blemish made by dirt
  • n  an act that brings discredit to the person who does it
  • v  stain by smearing or daubing with a dirty substance
  • v  make a smudge on; soil by smudging
  • v  cover (a surface) by smearing (a substance) over it
    smear the wall with paint
  • v  charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone

  • But this post by Bil Browning (self-described LGBT blogger and new media consultant) of the Huffington Post is just an out and out smear: Steele: GOP woos blacks with "fried chicken .
  • As an outspoken critic of the radical right, California's Republican Senator Thomas Kuchel has been the subject of repeated smears.
  • In the pap smear group, 22 women, or nearly three times as many as in the HPV group, who had negative results later developed cancer.
News & Articles

  • N.S.A. Leaker Denies Giving Classified Data to China
    In an online question-and-answer session, Edward J. Snowden said that he had not given any classified materials to the government of China, calling such speculation “a predictable smear.”
    June 17, 2013 - New York Times
  • N.S.A. Leaker Denies Giving Secrets to China
    In an online question-and-answer session, Edward J. Snowden said that he had not given any classified materials to the government of China, calling such speculation “a predictable smear.”
    June 17, 2013 - New York Times
  • Snowden denies he's a spy for China
    SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) - Whistleblower Edward Snowden on Monday denied accusations that he is a spy for China, calling the charge a "predictable smear" meant to "distract from the issue of U.S. government misconduct." Snowden took part in a live online chat Monday with readers through The Guardian newspaper which broke the story of his disclosures. "if I were a Chinese spy, why wouldn't I ...
    June 17, 2013 - Market Watch
Quotes

  • Nicolas Sarkozy in Telegraph.co.uk
    A furious Mr Sarkozy has denounced the allegation as "libel that aims only to smear, without the slightest basis in reality".
  • Cindy Sheehan in Guardian Unlimited
    I think it's disappointing because John McCain always says, 'Well, I'm not going to run that kind of politics,' and then to engage in that kind of smear I think is unfortunate, particularly since my policy on Hamas has been no different than... Barack Obama http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barack_Obama&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNHQ0yfPaaXFGqLKymRgcres0I2nuA CNN http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/05/08/obama/%3Firef%3Dmpstoryview&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNFs9boQghgrCf3Tb2zqlKyqkL58vg May 8, 2008 91434 121497 smear I have endured a lot of smear and hatred since Casey was killed and especially since I became the so-called Face" of the American anti-war movement," Sheehan wrote in the diary.

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