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English definition of “savour of sth”

savour of sth

formal phrasal verb with savour UK (US savor)     /ˈseɪ.vər/ US  /-vɚ/ verb [T]
to have particular characteristics or qualities that make people think of something, especially something unpleasant : His behaviour does rather savour of hypocrisy .Conditions and characteristics
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