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The jarring change going from an urban environment to an extremely remote natural environment is extremely inspiring. It's constantly stimulating, it's like a slap in the face.
Carter Burwell

Meaning of "a slap in the face" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF A SLAP IN THE FACE

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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE A SLAP IN THE FACE

a run for one´s money
A series
A shares
a shingle short
a shot across someone´s bows
a shoulder to cry on
a sight
a sight for sore eyes
A sizes
a slap on the back
a slap on the wrist
a soda
a sop to Cerberus
a spider´s web of sth
a sticky end
a stout heart
a stroke
a tad
a tall order

WORDS THAT END LIKE A SLAP IN THE FACE

about face
bold face
change face
cliff face
clock face
come to the surface
en face
face to face
full face
game face
in one´s face
light face
long face
new face
O face
poker face
rock face
shut one´s face
straight face
to someone´s face
until one is blue in the face

Synonyms and antonyms of a slap in the face in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «A SLAP IN THE FACE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «a slap in the face» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of a slap in the face

Translation of «a slap in the face» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF A SLAP IN THE FACE

Find out the translation of a slap in the face to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of a slap in the face from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «a slap in the face» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

在一记耳光
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

una bofetada en la cara
570 millions of speakers

English

a slap in the face
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

चेहरे पर एक थप्पड़
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

صفعة على الوجه
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

пощечина
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

um tapa na cara
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মুখের মধ্যে একটি চড়
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

une claque dans le visage
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tamparan di muka
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

ein Schlag ins Gesicht
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

侮辱
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

모욕
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tamparan ing pasuryan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

một cái tát vào mặt
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

முகத்தில் ஒரு அறை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

तोंडावर एक थप्पड
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Yüzünde bir tokat
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

uno schiaffo in faccia
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

policzek
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ляпас
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

o palmă peste față
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ένα χαστούκι στο πρόσωπο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

´n klap in die gesig
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ett slag i ansiktet
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

et slag i ansiktet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of a slap in the face

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «A SLAP IN THE FACE»

The term «a slap in the face» is very widely used and occupies the 10.503 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about a slap in the face

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Carter Burwell
The jarring change going from an urban environment to an extremely remote natural environment is extremely inspiring. It's constantly stimulating, it's like a slap in the face.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «A SLAP IN THE FACE»

Discover the use of a slap in the face in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to a slap in the face and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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A Slap in the Face: Why Insults Hurt—And Why They Shouldn't
William Irvine undertakes a wide-ranging investigation of insults, their history, the role they play in social relationships, and the science behind them, examining not just memorable zingers, such as Elizabeth Bowen's description of Aldous ...
William B. Irvine, 2013
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A slap in the face!: futurists in Russia
This is the first book to focus on the complex and fascinating relationship between Russian and Italian Futurism.
John Milner, Estorick Collection, Hatton Gallery, 2007
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A Slap in the Face: Why Insults Hurt--And Why They Shouldn't
In A Slap in the Face, William Irvine undertakes a wide-ranging investigation of insults, their history, the role they play in social relationships, and the science behind them.
William B. Irvine, 2013
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The Faces of Honor: Sex, Shame, and Violence in Colonial ...
CHAPTER SEVEN A SLAP IN THE FACE OF HONOR Social Transgression and Women in Late-Colonial Mexico SONYA LIPSETT-RIVERA Fire, Water, and Honor joined together for a time. Fire could not stay still; Water also had to be in ...
Lyman L. Johnson, Sonya Lipsett-Rivera, 1998
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The Decapitated Chicken and Other Stories
1) "A Slap in the Face" ("Una bofetada," vol. 1) "In the Middle of the Night" ("En la noche," vol. 3) "Juan Darién" ("Juan Darién," vol. 4) "The Dead Man" ("El hombre muerto," vol. 2) "Anaconda" ("Anaconda," vol. 3) "The Incense Tree Roof" ("El ...
Horacio Quiroga, Margaret Sayers Peden, 1976
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Russian Futurism: A History
The opening piece, also entitled "A Slap in the Face of Public Taste," was the first and most famous manifesto of the group. It was signed by only four of the seven contributors, and one of the signatories, Khlebnikov, did not participate in its ...
Vladimir Markov, 1968
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Fast Forward: The Aesthetics and Ideology of Speed in ...
Burliyuk, Kruchenykh, Mayakovsky, and Khlebnikov characterized their innovative forms of verse as “Summer Lightning,”quick,powerful,and an aggressive affront to Russia's established poetic traditions.4 The bravado of “A Slap in the Face of ...
Tim Harte, 2009
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Notes from the Underground
“Possibly,” you will add on your own account with a grin, “people will not understand it either who have never received a slap in the face,” and in that way you will politely hint to me that I, too, perhaps, have had the experience of a slap in the ...
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, 2008
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Sterling Dictionary of Idioms
... angry uncontrolled language SLAP slap and tickle lively cuddling, kissing, etc. between lovers The couple indulged in a bit of slap and tickle in the drawing room. a slap in the face snub or insult It was like a slap in the face when she refused ...
Vijaya Kumar, 1998
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Textual Bodies: Changing Boundaries of Literary Representation
And as I watched you darting and swaying in the tarantella my blood was on fire . . . I couldn't bear it any longer . . . and that's why I brought you down here with me so early. ... (70) Nora's response to this confession is like a slap in the face: Go ...
Lori Hope Lefkovitz, 1997

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «A SLAP IN THE FACE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term a slap in the face is used in the context of the following news items.
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There Is More Proof Samsung Galaxy S6 Is A Success: Sorry …
This is definitely a slap in the face to all of those who called the Galaxy S6 line a flop. It was actually Forbes that started the flop rumors, which ... «The Inquisitr, Jul 15»
2
Confederate statue defaced at UNC-CH
"I just feel like it's a slap in the face," he said of the statue. "I definitely would like, for one, for people to know who this guy was, and then, two, ... «WRAL.com, Jul 15»
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Defiant Greeks reject EU demands as Syriza readies IOU currency
It was a slap in the face. They were not even taking the negotiations seriously," he said. Mr Tsakalotos said Syriza is now in a much stronger ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
4
New York Knicks: Re-Signing Carmelo Gets Worse Everyday
Not only was this deal a slap in the face to all sensible people (as they tried to proclaim Anthony did, indeed, take $5 million less than the max), ... «Elite Sports NY, Jul 15»
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The ABC is probably our greatest cultural organisation
It was a slap in the face for Aunty's renowned groupthink. Some of us grimace when we hear that most trite and overused question in the media; ... «The Australian, Jul 15»
6
Greeks face only bad choices on eve of historic vote
"I expect this referendum to be a slap in the face to the Greek government that's fooling the people," said Ioannou, the merchant marine ... «Detroit Free Press, Jul 15»
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Our view: Tax amnesty appears to be a gimmick
... which is what a tax amnesty period is, that sends the wrong message to Hoosier taxpayers and is a slap in the face to the honest people and ... «Muncie Star Press, Jul 15»
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US slap in face of Israel: Cuban embassy opening
Cruz called Obama's announcement "unacceptable and a slap in the face of a close ally that the United States will have an embassy in Havana ... «Pravda, Jul 15»
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A slap in face of TS govt: T TDP
... for annulment of bail granted to T TDP leader A Revanth Reddy by High Court was “a slap in the face of the Telangana State government. «The Hans India, Jul 15»
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Cruz calls Obama's Cuba embassy decision 'a slap in the face to …
... embassy in Havana before one in Jerusalem" was a "slap in the face" to Israel, according to the Washington-based political website The Hill. «Jerusalem Post Israel News, Jul 15»

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