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.

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
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"
Translations
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smudgy

[ˈsmʌdʒɪ] ADJ [photo] → movido, borroso; [page] → emborronado, lleno de borrones; [writing etc] → borroso

smudgy

adj (+er)verschmiert; outlineverwischt, verschwommen

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
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What it was she did not know, but, fearing the return of the servant and the discovery of her deed, she stepped quickly to the camp table upon which burned the oil lamp and extinguished the smudgy, evil-smelling flame.
His nose went up in the air and quested to windward along the wind that brought the message, and he read the air with his nose as a man might read a newspaper--the salt smells of the seashore and of the dank muck of mangrove swamps at low tide, the spicy fragrances of tropic vegetation, and the faint, most faint, acrid tingle of smoke from smudgy fires.
In the shop the sickly man was studying his smudgy newspaper, now spread out largely on the counter.
When he had gathered a heap he built a fire, - a smouldering, smudgy fire, - and put a tin pot of water on to boil.
There were always smudgy shadows under her eyes, and she did not seem able to see any change or any end to her life.
In the school, we learnt about the 3Rs - reading, writing and arithmetic and got to write with an ink pen, which was very smudgy.
It sounds a bit smudgy but it's not; the overall impression is refreshment.
The pages are spattered with Tony Ross' charmingly smudgy black and white illustrations that are full of motion, while the text font itself shrinks and screams in size, as though slugging down 'drink me' potions from Alice's Wonderland ("WHOOSH," "SMASH," "BONK" are all Walliams favourites and frequently escalate in scale and volume).
To create the look, start with a layer of black eye pencil, mapping out a wide, smudgy winged shape.
Products include the following: Diamond Lipsticks ($26 suggested retail price), which feature an angled shape for precise application and are infused with vitamin E and rose hip seed oil to condition lips all day long; Perfect Eyeliners ($21), with a creamy formula that goes on smooth and includes a smudgy tip for a smoky eye look; and High Definition Setting Powder ($38), which includes micro-pigments that help blur out fine lines and pores while mattifying skin for a smooth, soft-focus finish, the company noted.
Surprisingly, fake items often have the brand names printed in different fonts, smudgy letters, or even with misspellings.
Slender forms, drawn in smudgy graphite, look a little sepulchral and Goyaesque.