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See definition of smell a rat on Dictionary.com
  • as insuspect
  • as inmisdoubt
  • as inmisdoubt
  • as indistrust
  • as indoubt

synonyms for smell a rat

  • assume
  • believe
  • consider
  • doubt
  • presume
  • speculate
  • think
  • wonder
  • conceive
  • conclude
  • conjecture
  • disbelieve
  • expect
  • feel
  • gather
  • hold
  • imagine
  • mistrust
  • reckon
  • suppose
  • surmise
  • understand
  • be afraid
  • harbor suspicion
  • have a hunch
  • have doubt
  • have sneaking suspicion
  • hazard a guess
  • think probable
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antonyms for smell a rat

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  • abstain
  • disregard
  • forget
  • ignore
  • leave
  • neglect
  • know
  • misunderstand
  • trust
      • credit
      • trust
      • believe
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      How to use smell a rat in a sentence

      Now-a-days it is the bankrupt who flouts, and his too confiding creditors who are jeered and laughed at.
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      He felt himself the meanest, vilest thing a-crawl upon this sinful earth, and she—dear God!
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      All that scientific bric-a-brac in the cupboard had far better be thrown away.
      THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
      This gives to the second volume something of the smell of an apple store-room.
      PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOLUME 107, NOVEMBER 3, 1894VARIOUS
      From early morn to early morn again, the hot winds continued, and the air was surcharged with the smell of burning plants.
      THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
      Next morning Judy shouted that there was a rat in the nursery, and thus he forgot to tell her the wonderful news.
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      One little girl attempted to smell at the trees in a drawing and pretended to feed some pictorial dogs.
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      Urinary sediments may be studied under three heads: A. Unorganized sediments.
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      He had repeated till he was thrice weary the statement that "the Cat lay on the Mat and the Rat came in."
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      I knowed, a-course, that I could go kick up a fuss when Simpson stopped by his office on his trip back from Goldstone.
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      WORDS RELATED TO SMELL A RAT

      • be wary of
      • disbelieve
      • discredit
      • doubt
      • misbelieve
      • mistrust
      • question
      • smell a rat
      • suspect
      • wonder about
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