What is another word for daubs?

82 synonyms found


[ dˈɔːbz], [ dˈɔːbz], [ d_ˈɔː_b_z]

Daubs refer to clumsy or untidy strokes of paint or other material. Synonyms for daubs include smears, patches, blobs, blots, swabs, smudges, dabs, spots, flecks, splodges, and specks. Each of these words portrays a different image of the messy strokes made. "Smears" and "patch" suggest a larger area that has been smeared or patched up, whereas "blot" and "spot" imply a smaller and circular pattern. "Dabs" and "swabs" suggest more precision in application, whereas "splotches" and "blobs" have a more random and accidental quality. All in all, these synonyms demonstrate the different nuances of meaning in the language, providing variety for writers and speakers alike.

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    Usage examples for Daubs

    Garstin's shrewd disciple had his daubs framed and sent to the Rand.
    "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer"
    W. C. Scully
    The latter was very apt; after a comparatively short time he was able to turn out some daubs, the meaning of which could be more or less recognized.
    "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer"
    W. C. Scully
    That these ornaments should have been formed through the selection of many successive variations, not one of which was originally intended to produce the ball-and-socket effect, seems as incredible as that one of Raphael's Madonnas should have been formed by the selection of chance daubs of paints made by a long succession of young artists, not one of whom intended at first to draw the human figure.
    "The Old Riddle and the Newest Answer"
    John Gerard

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