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
    informal smacker
  • Phrases

    a smack in the face/eye

    this could only be seen as a smack in the face for the government
    rebuff, rejection, repulse, snub, insult, affront, put-down, humiliation, blow to one's pride, slap in the face
    informal brush-off


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  • 1 he lost his temper and smacked her
    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
    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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