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smeary

[ smeer-ee ]
/ ˈsmɪər i /
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adjective, smear·i·er, smear·i·est.

showing smears; smeared.
tending to smear or soil.

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Origin of smeary

First recorded in 1520–30; smear + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM smeary

smear·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for smeary

smeary
/ (ˈsmɪərɪ) /

adjective -rier or -riest

smeared, dirty; blurred by smearing

Derived forms of smeary

smearily, adverbsmeariness, noun
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