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kick in the teeth

See definition of kick in the teeth on Dictionary.com
  • as inrebuff
  • as inrebuke
  • as inshort shrift
  • as inrepulse
  • as inslur
  • as indeflate

synonyms for kick in the teeth

  • rebuke
  • rejection
  • reprimand
  • snub
  • check
  • cut
  • defeat
  • denial
  • discouragement
  • insult
  • nix
  • opposition
  • refusal
  • repulse
  • slight
  • turndown
  • brushoff
  • cold shoulder
  • go-by
  • hard time
  • nothing doing
  • thumbs down
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antonyms for kick in the teeth

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  • praise
  • approval
  • compliment
  • inclusion
  • welcome
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    How to use kick in the teeth in a sentence

    He thrust his tiny tuft of beard between his teeth—a trick he had when perplexed or thoughtful.
    ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
    Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
    THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
    The latter trod on the toes of the former, whereupon the former threatened to "kick out of the cabin" the latter.
    THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
    Jean grinned and dribbled self-consciously, and showed his two little teeth to the proudest father in the world.
    THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
    Such throats are trying, are they not?In case one catches cold; Ah, yes!
    BOYS AND GIRLS BOOKSHELF; A PRACTICAL PLAN OF CHARACTER BUILDING, VOLUME I (OF 17)VARIOUS
    "So that is Jim Poindexter, the bloody villain," muttered the boy between his set teeth, and nervously fingering his revolver.
    THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
    The commander-in-chief still kept him attached to the headquarter staff, and constantly employed him on special service.
    NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
    Our beloved Queen had drawn the teeth of the Turkish counter-attack on our extreme left.
    GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
    So far Murat had always held subordinate commands; his great ambition was to become the commander-in-chief of an independent army.
    NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
    They would never connive at this second sowing of the dragon's teeth of Cadmus.
    BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
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    WORDS RELATED TO KICK IN THE TEETH

    • chasten
    • cut down to size
    • dash
    • debunk
    • disconcert
    • dispirit
    • humble
    • kick in the teeth
    • knock down
    • let down easy
    • let wind out of sails
    • mortify
    • puncture balloon
    • put down
    • shoot down
    • take down
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