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  • as incriticism
  • as indisapproval
  • as inreprimand
  • as inadmonish

synonyms for slap on wrist

  • denunciation
  • objection
  • animadversion
  • aspersion
  • blast
  • brickbats
  • carping
  • cavil
  • censure
  • cut
  • disparagement
  • faultfinding
  • flak
  • hit
  • knock
  • opprobrium
  • pan
  • quibble
  • reproof
  • roast
  • slam
  • slap
  • static
  • stricture
  • swipe
  • vitriol
  • zapper
  • Bronx cheer
  • bad press
  • call down
  • caviling
  • critical remarks
  • nit-picking
  • panning
  • put down
  • rap on knuckles
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antonyms for slap on wrist

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  • approval
  • compliment
  • flattery
  • praise
  • sanction
  • estimation
  • guess
  • supposition
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How to use slap on wrist in a sentence

I drew back from the rim of Writing-On-the-Stone, that set of whispered phrases echoing in my ears.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
Just try it once, and you'll see how ingenious it is—only one must be careful not to throw out the elbow in turning out the wrist.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
At present she is throwing her whole weight upon my wrist, which I hope will get limber under it!
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
Phœbe Chiffinch, breathless, is holding Alice Arden's wrist with a firm grasp.
CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
Like lightning he turned and seized by the wrist a man who had already opened the bag and laid hold of some of its contents.
THE GARRET AND THE GARDENR.M. BALLANTYNE
"Slap your saddles on them fresh hosses," he grated harshly from the back of a deep-chested, lean-flanked gray.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
Slap through the town, whispered Sikes; therell be nobody in the way to-night to see us.
OLIVER TWIST, VOL. II (OF 3)CHARLES DICKENS
He wears a real pearl stud and a good signet ring; also a gold wrist watch, face broken and hands stopped at seven-fifteen.
DOPESAX ROHMER
Black Hood let the clutch slap in and the roadster bounded back onto the tarvia drive.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
This was too direct a slap at Elmer Spiker to pass unnoticed; Elmer was too old an arguer to use any ponderous weapon in return.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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