Daub

Definition of Daub

Pronunciation: dạb
v. t.1.To smear with soft, adhesive matter, as pitch, slime, mud, etc.; to plaster; to bedaub; to besmear.
[imp. & p. p. Daubed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Daubing.]
She took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch.
- Ex. ii. 3.
2.To paint in a coarse or unskillful manner.
If a picture is daubed with many bright and glaring colors, the vulgar admire it is an excellent piece.
- I. Watts.
A lame, imperfect piece, rudely daubed over.
- Dryden.
3.To cover with a specious or deceitful exterior; to disguise; to conceal.
So smooth he daubed his vice with show of virtue.
- Shak.
4.To flatter excessively or glossy.
I can safely say, however, that, without any daubing at all,
I am very sincerely your very affectionate, humble servant.
- Smollett.
5.To put on without taste; to deck gaudily.
Let him be daubed with lace.
- Dryden.
v. i.1.To smear; to play the flatterer.
His conscience . . . will not daub nor flatter.
- South.
n.1.A viscous, sticky application; a spot smeared or daubed; a smear.
2.(Paint.) A picture coarsely executed.
Did you . . . take a look at the grand picture? . . . 'T is a melancholy daub, my lord.
- Sterne.

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