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noun as in bad smell

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verb as in smell bad

verb as in be lousy, bad


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Thus, an Egyptian pharaoh’s first duty was to erase the social and physical stink of isfet and institute the sweet smell of ma’at, Goldsmith contends.

This never worked quite right—we’re all familiar with the public bathroom aroma of powerfully perfumed cleaning agents trying to overpower an undertone of residual stink.

Apocrine glands become active at puberty and are primarily responsible for turning armpits into stink zones from adolescence onward.

From Time

Extended stays in a damp petri-dish pile of clothes, not the initial exposure to sweat on your ride, is what leads to persistent stink over time.

People first gave me the stink eye in London as I was American, but I got more of that in Puerto Rico from expat Americans.

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And yet, this will be the media frame: “Obama throws stink bomb.”

Shortly after his confession, Vision Forum Ministries closed up shop, unable to continue with the stink of sex scandal upon them.

Hilton danced in a corner by herself while her then-boyfriend, shipping heir Stavros Niarchos, gave her the stink eye.

As you get older, the more you think, the more you stink, really.

Intellectual shut-ins are a dime a dozen these days, and they all stink just as bad as the next one.

Their slain shall be cast forth, and out of their carcasses shall rise a stink: the mountains shall be melted with their blood.

Alan would take the spinning pass and bound forward into the stink-stained Modern juniors or embryo subalterns of Army C.

Get the stink blown off you—forget some terrible things that had happened to you.

Fresh fish and unwelcome friends stink before they're three days auld.

Proverb: When fish has gone bad ten thousand decent men can't take away the stink.

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On this page you'll find 56 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to stink, such as: stench, fetor, foulness, malodor, noisomeness, and foul odor.

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