savour of

savour of
phrasal verb [transitive]
Word forms "savour of":
present tense I/you/we/they savour of he/she/it savours of present participle savouring of past tense savoured of past participle savoured of formal
savour of something to seem to have a small amount of an unpleasant quality

He disapproved of anything that savoured of discrimination.

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