Besmeared vs Bedraggled - What's the difference?

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Besmeared is a related term of bedraggled.

As verbs the difference between besmeared and bedraggled

is that besmeared is (besmear) while bedraggled is (bedraggle).

As an adjective bedraggled is

wet and limp; unkempt.




  • (besmear)

  • besmear



    (en verb)
  • To smear over; smear all over; sully.
  • :* {{quote-book
  • , author = (William Stukeley) , title = , year = 1734 , page = 57 , passage = ...carters and coachmen, who make in imitation thereof a composition of grease and tar, with which they besmear the inside of the naves of wheels and the extremitys of the axis upon which they move. }}
  • :* {{quote-news
  • , date=2012-01-26 , first=Mike Allen , last=Jim Vandehei , authorlink= , coauthor= , title=Drudge, conservative media criticize Newt Gingrich , newspaper=Politico , city= , publisher= , quotee= citation , page= , passage=His public record is already besmeared with tawdry divorces,… }}






    (en adjective)
  • wet and limp; unkempt
  • decaying, decrepit or dilapidated
  • * 1919 , (Saki), The Toys of Peace and Other Papers
  • She is only coming to gloat over my bedraggled and flowerless borders and to sing the praises of her own detestably over-cultivated garden. I’m sick of being told that it’s the envy of the neighbourhood; it’s like everything else that belongs to her—her car, her dinner-parties, even her headaches, they are all superlative; no one else ever had anything like them.

    Derived terms

    * bedraggledly * bedraggledness


  • (bedraggle)