smack of

Definition of smack of

  1. :  to seem to contain or involve (something unpleasant) That suggestion smacks of hypocrisy.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  characteristic taste or flavor

    :  a perceptible taste or tincture

    :  a small quantity

  1. :  to have a taste or flavor

    :  to have a trace, vestige, or suggestion

  1. :  a sailing ship (as a sloop or cutter) used chiefly in coasting and fishing

  1. :  to close and open (lips) noisily and often in rapid succession especially in eating

    :  to kiss with or as if with a smack

    :  to strike so as to produce a smack

  1. :  a quick sharp noise made by rapidly compressing and opening the lips

    :  a loud kiss

    :  a sharp slap or blow

  1. :  squarely and sharply :  directly

  1. :  heroin

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holding stubbornly to a belief or view

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