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Odors of rancid oiliness and a fermented scent like that of ripe cheese or human sweat evoked frequent “yech” responses.

Among the dishes described were edible paper, glasses of vinegar, rancid ricotta, and —as the most grotesquely fascinating example — a mold of chef Pellegrino’s mouth, filled with a citrus “limoniamo” foam that guests were told to lick out.

From Eater

He toured the city’s devastated defenses in the days after Hurricane Katrina, and today remembers the sight of children’s toys floating in the rancid floodwaters, along with the stench of rotting bodies emanating from waterlogged houses.

From Time

Exporters made it even cheaper with labor-saving methods that allowed palm fruit to ferment and soften, though the results were rancid.

History suggests he will stubbornly try to hold on to his rancid reign in any way possible — convincing himself, and as much of the public as he can, that he is still president.

You know the cartoon segment that used to be in colour in rancid old newspapers?

The workers had to use oxygen tanks to combat the rancid smell of death in temperatures that topped 90 degrees Fahrenheit.

No, this rancid bill of goods is also being by peddled by Fox News personalities.

Any way you turn, the “hope” Obama has promised is turning rancid, writes Stuart Stevens.

I will be happy if events prove me too pessimistic, but the political atmosphere in Washington is rancid.

The Bradfords found that the skin was full of a strong—almost rancid—oil, but the flesh, though rather flavorless, was not bad.

Truffaldino brought him the vessel, examined the expectoration, and found in it a mass of rancid rotten rhymes.

The steward supplied each mess with a daily allowance of biscuit, pork or beef, and rancid butter.

It is generally a greasy stew of mutton, soaked with rancid butter and saffron, and seasoned with asafoetida.

The English girl had milk with her coffee and some slices of bread spread with rancid butter.


On this page you'll find 74 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to rancid, such as: contaminated, disagreeable, fetid, moldy, musty, and polluted.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.