Definition of smudginess in US English:

smudginess

noun

  • See smudgy

    • ‘Also solved were two problems involving contrast and brightness: less contrast at the bottom of a document and smudginess around black letters on a white background.’
    • ‘I also thing the blurry smudginess of fast motion would be better.’
    • ‘The background was left empty and the smudginess of the portrait reflects the haste of the commission.’
    • ‘As to grain, fairly evident in both black-and-white and color, it doesn't exhibit any smudginess to cause a softening of the image.’
    • ‘This also gave them experience with the smudginess of pastels, so they could try to minimize smears and fingerprints on their work.’