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  Definition of slur
  1. a blemish made by dirt; "he had a smudge on his cheek"
  2. a disparaging remark; "in the 19th century any reference to female sexuality was considered a vile aspersion"; "it is difficult for a woman to understand a man''s sensitivity to any slur on his virility"
  3. (music) a curved line spanning notes that are to be played legato
  4. become vague or indistinct; "The distinction between the two theories blurred"
  5. utter indistinctly
  6. speak disparagingly of; e.g., make a racial slur; "your comments are slurring your co-workers"
  7. play smoothly or legato; "the pianist slurred the most beautiful passage in the sonata"
Similar Words: smudge, spot, blot, daub, smear, smirch, aspersion, blur, dim

 

See Also: gloss over, skate over, smooth over, slur over, skimp over

 

Hyponyms: blotch, splodge, splotch, fingermark, fingerprint, inkblot, ethnic slur, tie, obliterate, efface

 

Derivational Morphology: smirch, besmirch, smear, blur, smudge, smutch, blot, spot, fleck, blob, defame, slander, asperse, denigrate, calumniate, sully, fuzz, aspersion

 

 
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