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Definitions of daub

  1. To play the hypocrite. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To smear with something sticky; plaster; paint badly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To smear with soft, adhesive matter, as pitch, slime, mud, etc.; to plaster; to bedaub; to besmear. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To paint in a coarse or unskillful manner. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To flatter excessively or glossy. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To put on without taste; to deck gaudily. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To cover or smear with mud, plaster, etc; paint unskilfully. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. To smear: to paint coarsely. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. To smear; paint coarsely. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. To smear; to play the flatterer. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. cover (a surface) by smearing (a substance) over it; "smear the wall with paint"; "daub the ceiling with plaster" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. apply to a surface; "daub paint onto the wall" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. To smear with a soft adhesive substance; to paint coarsely; to disguise; to lay on without taste. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. To smear or cover with any soft matter; to plaster; to paint coarsely; to lay or put on without taste. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. a blemish made by dirt; "he had a smudge on his cheek" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. an unskillful painting Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. material used to daub walls Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. A viscous, sticky application; a spot smeared or dabed; a smear. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. A picture coarsely executed. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. A coarse painting. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  21. Dauber. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. A sticky application; a smear; a poor, coarse painting. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. Coarse painting. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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Usage examples for daub

  1. Oh, I could daub up, too, and gad with some of that fast gang if I didn't know it don't lead nowheres. – Every Soul Hath Its Song by Fannie Hurst
  2. About Boulanger's picture Theophile Gautier has a good deal to tell us in his article of 1837, published in the Beaux Arts de la Presse; and it scarcely agrees with Balzac's condemnation of the portrait as a daub when he saw the canvas some years later in Russia. – Balzac by Frederick Lawton
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