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See definition of smelling on Dictionary.com
  • as inrotten
  • as inscented

synonyms for smelling

  • corrupt
  • disgusting
  • moldy
  • noxious
  • overripe
  • putrid
  • rancid
  • rotting
  • sour
  • spoiled
  • stale
  • bad
  • bad-smelling
  • corroded
  • crumbled
  • crumbling
  • decomposed
  • decomposing
  • disintegrated
  • disintegrating
  • fecal
  • feculent
  • festering
  • fetid
  • foul
  • gross
  • infected
  • loathsome
  • loud
  • mephitic
  • noisome
  • offensive
  • perished
  • polluted
  • purulent
  • pustular
  • putrescent
  • putrified
  • rank
  • stinking
  • strong
  • tainted
  • touched
  • unsound

antonyms for smelling

MOST RELEVANT
  • fresh
  • good
  • helpful
  • perfumed
  • pleasant
  • pure
  • sweet
  • wholesome
  • decent
  • honest
  • kind
  • moral
  • new
  • nice
  • superior
  • trustworthy
  • uncorrupt
  • undecayed
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How to use smelling in a sentence

This was not a bad idea, although the stranger shuddered as he thought of his ill-smelling stateroom and short berth.
THE CROMPTONSMARY J. HOLMES
To what purpose do you bring me frankincense from Saba, and the sweet smelling cane from a far country?
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
A War Office extinguisher from under which only a few evil-smelling phrases escape.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
Inside were twelve ginger cookies with scalloped edges, smelling faintly of cinnamon and sugar.
THE BOX-CAR CHILDRENGERTRUDE CHANDLER WARNER
But the foreigners' brushes, and their little tubes of ill-smelling gum colored with dead hues!
THE DRAGON PAINTERMARY MCNEIL FENOLLOSA
As camels live in the desert they must keep smelling the air to find out its humidity.
KARI THE ELEPHANTDHAN GOPAL MUKERJI
This second poison perfumes the corpse and leaves it smelling with a fruity odor.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
At night it gives him a soft, sweet-smelling bed on which to sleep, and it shields him from the storm.
STORIES THE IROQUOIS TELL THEIR CHILDRENMABEL POWERS
He has a quick hearing, and this organ, like that of smelling, is outwardly more marked in the elephant than in any other animal.
BUFFON'S NATURAL HISTORY. VOLUME VII (OF 10)GEORGES LOUIS LECLERC DE BUFFON
He was led along evil-smelling passages into which no ray of light penetrated, but which were evidently familiar to his guide.
THE LIGHT THAT LURESPERCY BREBNER
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WORDS RELATED TO SMELLING

  • bad
  • bad-smelling
  • corroded
  • corrupt
  • crumbled
  • crumbling
  • decomposed
  • decomposing
  • disgusting
  • disintegrated
  • disintegrating
  • fecal
  • feculent
  • festering
  • fetid
  • foul
  • gross
  • infected
  • loathsome
  • loud
  • mephitic
  • moldy
  • noisome
  • noxious
  • offensive
  • overripe
  • perished
  • polluted
  • purulent
  • pustular
  • putrescent
  • putrid
  • putrified
  • rancid
  • rank
  • rotting
  • smelling
  • sour
  • spoiled
  • stale
  • stinking
  • strong
  • tainted
  • touched
  • unsound
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.