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English noun: smut

1. smut (substance) a black colloidal substance consisting wholly or principally of amorphous carbon and used to make pigments and ink


Synonymscarbon black, crock, lampblack, soot


Broader (hypernym)atomic number 6, C, carbon

2. smut (state) destructive diseases of plants (especially cereal grasses) caused by fungi that produce black powdery masses of spores


Broader (hypernym)plant disease


Narrower (hyponym)bunt, false smut, flag smut, green smut, loose smut, stinking smut

3. smut (plant) any fungus of the order Ustilaginales


Synonymssmut fungus


Broader (hypernym)fungus


Narrower (hyponym)bunt, bunt, corn smut, cornsmut, covered smut, flag smut fungus, genus Sphacelotheca, head smut, loose smut, onion smut, Sphacelotheca, Sphacelotheca reiliana, stinking smut, Tilletia caries, Tilletia foetida, Urocystis cepulae


Member meronymorder Ustilaginales, Ustilaginales

4. smut (communication) an offensive or indecent word or phrase


Synonymsdirty word, filth, obscenity, vulgarism


Broader (hypernym)profanity


Narrower (hyponym)bawdry, bawdy, scatology


Domain usage membersass, asshole, bastard, bugger all, bull, bullshit, chickenshit, cock, cocksucker, crap, crap, dick, dickhead, dirt, dogshit, Fanny Adams, fuck, fuck all, fucking, horseshit, Irish bull, mother fucker, motherfucker, nookie, nooky, pecker, pee, peeing, peter, piece of ass, piece of tail, piss, pissing, poop, prick, prick, putz, roll in the hay, screw, screwing, shaft, shag, shit, shit, shit, shite, shitless, shtup, SOB, son of a bitch, sweet Fanny Adams, tool, turd, whoreson

5. smut (act) creative activity (writing or pictures or films etc.) of no literary or artistic value other than to stimulate sexual desire


Synonymserotica, porn, porno, pornography


Broader (hypernym)creation, creative activity


Narrower (hyponym)child pornography, kiddie porn, kiddy porn


English verb: smut

1. smut (change) make obscene


SamplesThis line in the play smuts the entire act.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

2. smut (change) stain with a dirty substance, such as soot


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)stain

3. smut (change) become affected with smut


SamplesThe corn smutted and could not be eaten.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)mildew, mold

4. smut (body) affect with smut or mildew, as of a crop such as corn


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)infect, taint


Domain categoryagriculture, farming, husbandry









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