fetid


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fet·id

also foe·tid  (fĕt′ĭd, fē′tĭd)
adj.
Having an offensive odor.

[Middle English, from Latin fētidus, from fētēre, to stink.]

fet′id·ly adv.

fetid

(ˈfɛtɪd; ˈfiː-) or

foetid

adj
having a stale nauseating smell, as of decay
[C16: from Latin fētidus, from fētēre to stink; related to fūmus smoke]
ˈfetidly, ˈfoetidly adv
ˈfetidness, ˈfoetidness n

fet•id

(ˈfɛt ɪd, ˈfi tɪd)

adj.
having an offensive odor; stinking; noisome.
[1590–1600; < Latin fēt(ēre) to stink]
fet′id•ly, adv.
fet′id•ness, fe•tid′i•ty, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.fetid - offensively malodorous; "a foul odor"; "the kitchen smelled really funky"

fetid

foetid
adjective stinking, rank, offensive, foul, corrupt, reeking, noxious, rancid, foul-smelling, malodorous, noisome, mephitic, olid the fetid stench of human waste

fetid

adjective
Having an unpleasant odor:
Informal: smelly.
Translations
نَتِن، كَريه الرائِحَه، فاسِد
páchnoucí
ildelugtendestinkende
daunillur, stækur
dvokiantis
smakojošssmirdošs
kok muş

fetid

[ˈfetɪd] ADJfétido

fetid

[ˈfɛtɪd ˈfiːtɪd] adjfétide

fetid

adjübel riechend

fetid

[ˈfɛtɪd] foetid [ˈfiːtɪd] adj (frm) → fetido/a

fetid

(ˈfiːtid) adjective
having a bad smell; stinking. a fetid pool of water.

fet·id

a. fétido-a, hediondo-a, de mal olor.
References in classic literature ?
A faint, fetid smell came from him, and a thread of green liquid oozed from his crushed head.
The fetid closeness of the air, and a famishing diet, united perhaps to some fears of ultimate retribution, had constrained them to surrender at discretion.
One wondered about this, as also about the swarms of flies which hung about the scene, literally blackening the air, and the strange, fetid odor which assailed one's nostrils, a ghastly odor, of all the dead things of the universe.
I think there is nothing more pathetic than to see one of these poor old childless couples taking a menagerie of yelping little worthless dogs to their hearts; and then adding some cursing and squawking parrots and a jackass-voiced macaw; and next a couple of hundred screeching songbirds, and presently some fetid guinea pigs and rabbits, and a howling colony of cats.
The unhealthy nature of the site; the quantity and quality of the children's food; the brackish, fetid water used in its preparation; the pupils' wretched clothing and accommodations--all these things were discovered, and the discovery produced a result mortifying to Mr.
It is allowed, that senates and great councils are often troubled with redundant, ebullient, and other peccant humours; with many diseases of the head, and more of the heart; with strong convulsions, with grievous contractions of the nerves and sinews in both hands, but especially the right; with spleen, flatus, vertigos, and deliriums; with scrofulous tumours, full of fetid purulent matter; with sour frothy ructations: with canine appetites, and crudeness of digestion, besides many others, needless to mention.
If in some hideous dissecting-room or fetid laboratory you found this man lying on a leaden table with red gutters scooped out in it for the blood to flow through, you would simply look upon him as an admirable subject.
In some places the shores were completely covered with a stratum of dead salmon, exhausted in ascending the river, or destroyed at the falls; the fetid odor of which tainted the air.
There will be no people living in fetid dens and fetid rags, and bringing up unhealthy, hunger-pinched children in the midst of impossible and absolutely repulsive surroundings.
The eight corpses swung in their chains, a fetid, blackened, hideous, and indistinguishable mass.
Come," and with the words I dashed forward, across the fetid mass of putrefaction.
A cigarette glowed amid the tangle of white hair, and the air of the room was fetid with stale tobacco smoke.