(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. slight, disparage, calumniate, traduce, asperse; skim, skip, gloss over; ignore; elide. See disrepute, neglect.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Stain]
Syn. blot, smear, blemish; see stain .
2. [Aspersion]
Syn. stigma, reproach, exposé; see accusation 2 .
1. [To discredit]
Syn. cast aspersions on, disparage, slander; see accuse .
2. [To pronounce indistinctly]
Syn. blur, garble, mumble, mispronounce, drop words, drop sounds, hurry over; see also say .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
smear, *black eye, insult, blot, aspersion, slander, innuendo, insinuation, affront, *dig, stigma.
ANT.: compliment, praise, commendation
1. slander insult, smear, *give a black eye, cast aspersions, insinuate, affront, *dig, stigmatize, blot, blemish one's name, sully, disparage.
2. mispronounce garble, get tongue-tied.
ANT.: 1. compliment, praise, commend. 2. enunciate
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb To make defamatory statements about: asperse, backbite, calumniate, defame, malign, slander, tear down, traduce, vilify. Law: libel. Idiom: cast aspersions on. See ATTACK, CRIMES, LAW. II noun An implied criticism: reflection, reproach. See PRAISE.

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