What is another word for smudge?

709 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[ smˈʌd͡ʒ], [ smˈʌd‍ʒ], [ s_m_ˈʌ_dʒ]

The word "smudge" has multiple synonyms that can be used as per different contexts. Some synonyms of smudge are blotch, smear, stain, blemish, mark, spot, splotch, dirt, and grime. These words can be used in various situations like describing a dirty surface, a stained garment or a smudged painting. A smudge is typically a small and irregular mark that blurs or clouds an otherwise clear surface. The above synonyms help to convey the same visually and emotionally charged meaning in different ways. Using synonyms for smudge can enhance our writing and add variety to our vocabulary.

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  • Equivalence

    • Noun, singular or mass
      stain.
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  • Independent

  • Other Related

    • Noun, singular or mass
      blob.

What are the hypernyms for Smudge?

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What are the hyponyms for Smudge?

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What are the opposite words for smudge?

Smudge is a term referring to a dirty or smeared mark or stain. Its antonyms include clean, clear, pure, spotless, unsullied, and impeccable. Clean connotes the absence of dirt, whereas clear refers to the clarity of the surface. Pure suggests a lack of contaminants or impurities, while spotless denotes a surface without spots, blemishes, or marks. Unsullied embodies an unspoiled or untainted surface. Impeccable means flawless and without any defects. All these antonyms express the opposite of smudge, which is an unclean or unblemished surface. Using the right antonym can help convey the intended meaning and add richness to the text.

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Usage examples for Smudge

He stood for a moment looking over the rail at the sullen end of the sunset, a smudge of dusky orange smeared with bands of black and bronze, and wondered what the night would bring for them all.
"Command"
William McFee
At the proper moment, they remove the kettle and place it on the spot where the smudge was made.
"The Sun Dance of the Blackfoot Indians"
Clark Wissler
Another man takes the smudge stick and places a live coal on the smudge place.
"The Sun Dance of the Blackfoot Indians"
Clark Wissler

Famous quotes with Smudge

  • I'm just trying to make a smudge on the collective unconscious.
    David Letterman
  • I am told that I talk in shorthand and then smudge it.
    J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Generations have trod, have trod, have trod; And all is seared with trade; bleared, smeared with toil; And wears man’s smudge and shares man’s smell: the soil Is bare now, nor can foot feel, being shod.
    Gerard Manley Hopkins
  • "I'll be going now," she said. Shinji made no answer and a surprised look came over his face. He had caught sight of a black streak that ran straight across the front of her red sweater. Hatsue followed his gaze and saw the dirty smudge, just in the spot where she had been leaning her breast against the concrete parapet. Bending her head, she started slapping her breast with her open hands. Beneath her sweater, which all but seemed to be concealing some firm supports, two gently swelling mounds were set to trembling ever so slightly by the brisk brushing of her hands. Shinji stared in wonder. Struck by her hands, the breasts seemed more like two small, playful animals. The boy was deeply stirred by the resilient softness of their movement. The streak of dirt was finally brushed out.
    Yukio Mishima

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