Synonyms of smack in English:



  • 1 she gave Mark a smack across the face
  • 2 the parcel landed with a solid smack on the terrace below
    bang, crash, thud, thump, wham
  • 3 informal she gave him a quick smack on the cheek
    kiss, peck
    informal smacker
  • Phrases

    a smack in the face/eye

    this could only be seen as a smack in the face for the governmentrebuffrejectionrepulsesnubinsultaffrontput-downhumiliationblow to one's prideslap in the face informalbrush-off


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  • 1 he lost his temper and smacked her
    slap, hit, strike, spank, cuff, clout, thump, punch, rap, swat, thwack, crack; put someone over one's knee, make someone feel the back of one's hand, box someone's ears
    informal whack, clip, wallop, biff, swipe, bop, belt, bash, sock, give someone a hiding, warm someone's bottom, give someone a hot bottom
    British informal slosh
    Scottish & Northern English informal skelp, scud
    North American informal boff, slug, bust
    Australian/New Zealand informal dong, quilt
    archaic smite
  • 2 the waiter smacked a plate on the table
    bang, slam, crash, thump, sling, fling
    informal bung, plonk
    North American informal plunk
  • adverb

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  • informal I ran smack into the back of a parked truck our mother's house was smack in the middle of the city
    straight, right, directly, squarely, headlong, dead, plumb, point-blank; exactly, precisely
    North American informal spang, smack dab
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    Synonyms of smack in English:




    smack of

  • 1 the tea smacked strongly of tannin
    taste of, have the flavour of, have the savour of
  • 2 I didn't want to engage in anything that smacked of self-promotion
    suggest, hint at, have overtones of, have a suggestion of, have the air of, give the impression of, have the hallmark of, have the stamp of, resemble, seem like; smell of, reek of
  • noun

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  • 1 anything with even a modest smack of hops dries the palate
    taste, flavour, savour
    archaic relish
  • 2 there was more than a smack of bitterness in his words
    trace, tinge, touch, suggestion, hint, scintilla, impression, overtone, air, suspicion, whisper, whiff
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