Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having been smeared.
  • adjective Tending to smear or soil.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Tending to smear or soil; viscous; adhesive.
  • Showing smears; smeared: as, a smeary drawing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Tending to smear or soil; adhesive; viscous.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Having smears
  • adjective Tending to smear

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Examples

  • My continued doubts about the Nikon 10-24 regard the "smeary" corners at wider focal lengths on most, but not all, images I've seen.

    News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

  • Place of Origin: Hebei, China (Mainland) copper wire recycling plant: used to extract the wire and make the wires into granula. copper wire recycling plant: specially used to process the automobile electricity route, the communication electric cable line and each kind of smeary mixed material electric cable line.

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  • Place of Origin: Hebei, China (Mainland) copper wire recycling plant: used to extract the wire and make the wires into granula. copper wire recycling plant: specially used to process the automobile electricity route, the communication electric cable line and each kind of smeary mixed material electric cable line.

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  • Legs at 0.14 do seem pale and I think the call sounds like a deep nasal laugh : so I'll go for the species named after German zoologist Karl Michahelles.and petemoulton said:One other thing: the red gonydeal spot is kind of smeary, and seems to extend a bit onto the upper mandible.

    Mystery bird: yellow-legged gull, Larus michahellis

  • Through the smeary glass, Cara could just make out the neat white shutters of her own house across the street.

    Choker

  • Through the smeary glass, Cara could just make out the neat white shutters of her own house across the street.

    Choker

  • The streets were smeary with neon rivulets, and a steam-haze rose from hot pavement.

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  • I mean, sometimes things like electrons are point-sized, and sometimes “smeary”, depending on who is doing the describing.

    Matthew Yglesias » Is The Universe a Hologram? Should We Care?

  • Through the smeary glass, Cara could just make out the neat white shutters of her own house across the street.

    Choker

  • Legs at 0.14 do seem pale and I think the call sounds like a deep nasal laugh : so I'll go for the species named after German zoologist Karl Michahelles.and petemoulton said:One other thing: the red gonydeal spot is kind of smeary, and seems to extend a bit onto the upper mandible.

    Mystery bird: yellow-legged gull, Larus michahellis

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