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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Artillery designed to shoot upward at airplanes; Intense adverse criticism; A slick spokesperson who can turn any criticism to the advantage of their employer.

Usage examples (33)
  • It will take flack from the left because it is for marriage.
  • Pardon my language but how in the flickitty-flack is choking and punching someone after you threaten to kill them a “mistake?”
  • If Mr. Obama is catching the requisite flack from the right, he's also getting it from the left, and it's not just over economics.
  • Now I am probably going to catch a lot of flack from the pseudo-EMO crowd that follows these novels like a bevy of groveling lemmings. for more
Tutoring comment
  • She said she'd rather catch "flak" (censure) as a "flack" (a press agent) in the newsroom than be known as a "flake." (eccentric person)
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