What is another word for slap in the face?

224 synonyms found


[ slˈap ɪnðə fˈe͡ɪs], [ slˈap ɪnðə fˈe‍ɪs], [ s_l_ˈa_p ɪ_n_ð_ə f_ˈeɪ_s]

Synonyms for Slap in the face:

How to use "Slap in the face" in context?

The phrase "slap in the face" is a very blunt way to describe someone getting their feelings hurt. It is not always used in a playful way, as when someone accidentally slaps you in the face while trying to handshake. The phrase can also be used as an insult, when you tell or even see someone else being treated poorly and they react by slapping you in the face. When someone is slapped in the face, it can feel like a physical blow, even if it is just a gesture. The feeling can be maddening and humiliating, as if you have been slapped in the face by someone who is weaker than you.

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