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noun as in smell of an odor

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Off it, Snyder continues to recirculate his bad air and give the organization an unsavory whiff.

Suddenly, it hits you—a texture of reality carried by a strong whiff of … horse manure.

Some Great Big Story employees caught that whiff of trouble later in 2019 as WarnerMedia began to move employees from Time Warner Center to its new home at Hudson Yards.

From Digiday

We got a whiff of investor enthusiasm last week as the S&P 500 and Nasdaq both rallied to their highest weekly gains in three months.

From Fortune

I appreciate the simple things I took for granted – each breath, whiff of fresh air, the sun and trees.

There were stories of distant strife, in Bosnia, Rwanda, and Northern Ireland, and those stories had the whiff of a different era.

Griswold was undeniably an incursion on democratic powers with a definite whiff of activism.

Nobody should waste their time penning letters that any pediatrician with a whiff of insight will ignore.

I stepped off the plane, caught that first groggy whiff of jet fuel and my body instantly registered where I was.

But alongside all the true-fandom, a whiff of regret lingers.

Then I caught a whiff of burning wood and in ten minutes I was reconnoitering a tiny glade.

The next instant he caught a whiff of smoke and saw it rising in a dense cloud through the trees.

A whiff of foreign smell and a sound of foreign speech reached the passengers at about the same moment.

At last the fire of the corsair ceased, and a whiff of air carried away the smoke.

Then when he caught a faint whiff of the game, he would stop short, and look around, and wag his tail.


On this page you'll find 56 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to whiff, such as: aroma, breath, fume, hint, odor, and puff.

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