smudgy


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smudge

 (smŭj)
v. smudged, smudg·ing, smudg·es
v.tr.
1. To make dirty, especially in one small area: My shirt was smudged with soot.
2. To smear or blur (something): smudged grease on my pants; smudged her makeup.
3. To fill (an orchard or an inhabited area) with dense smoke from a smudge pot in order to prevent damage from frost or to repel insects.
v.intr.
1. To smear something, such as dirt or soot.
2. To become smudged or blurred: Photo negatives smudge easily.
n.
1. A blotch or smear.
2. A blurry or indistinct part or image: a smudge on the photocopy.
3. A smoky fire used to protect against frost or to repel insects.

[Middle English smogen.]

smudg′i·ly adv.
smudg′i·ness n.
smudg′y adj.
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smudgy

(smʌdʒɪ)
adj, smudgier or smudgiest
1. smeared, blurred, or soiled, or likely to become so
2. made deliberately indistinct or cloudy: smudgy colours.
ˈsmudginess n
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.smudgy - smeared with something that soils or stains; these words are often used in combination; "oil-smeared work clothes"; "hostile faces smirched by the grime and rust"- Henry Roth; "ink-smudged fingers"
dirty, soiled, unclean - soiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime; "dirty unswept sidewalks"; "a child in dirty overalls"; "dirty slums"; "piles of dirty dishes"; "put his dirty feet on the clean sheet"; "wore an unclean shirt"; "mining is a dirty job"; "Cinderella did the dirty work while her sisters preened themselves"
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Translations
مُلَطَّخ
umazaný
udtværet
óhreinn, kámugur
lekeli

smudgy

[ˈsmʌdʒɪ] ADJ [photo] → movido, borroso; [page] → emborronado, lleno de borrones; [writing etc] → borroso
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

smudgy

adj (+er)verschmiert; outlineverwischt, verschwommen
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

smudge

(smadʒ) noun
a smear or a blurred mark. There's a smudge of ink on your nose.
verb
to make or become blurred or smeared.
ˈsmudgy adjective
ˈsmudginess noun
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
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