Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun flack

3 senses of flack

Sense 1
flak catcher, flak, flack catcher, flack -- (a slick spokesperson who can turn any criticism to the advantage of their employer)
       => spokesperson, interpreter, representative, voice -- (an advocate who represents someone else's policy or purpose; "the meeting was attended by spokespersons for all the major organs of government")

Sense 2
fire, attack, flak, flack, blast -- (intense adverse criticism; "Clinton directed his fire at the Republican Party"; "the government has come under attack"; "don't give me any flak")
       => criticism, unfavorable judgment -- (disapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings; "the senator received severe criticism from his opponent")

Sense 3
antiaircraft, antiaircraft gun, flak, flack, pom-pom, ack-ack, ack-ack gun -- (artillery designed to shoot upward at airplanes)
       => gun -- (a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel))

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