niff


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Related to niff: NIFS, NIFT, NIFFT, NIIF, NEFF

niff

(nɪf)
n
a bad smell
vb (intr)
to smell badly; stink
[C20: perhaps from sniff]
ˈniffy adj

niff


Past participle: niffed
Gerund: niffing

Imperative
niff
niff
Present
I niff
you niff
he/she/it niffs
we niff
you niff
they niff
Preterite
I niffed
you niffed
he/she/it niffed
we niffed
you niffed
they niffed
Present Continuous
I am niffing
you are niffing
he/she/it is niffing
we are niffing
you are niffing
they are niffing
Present Perfect
I have niffed
you have niffed
he/she/it has niffed
we have niffed
you have niffed
they have niffed
Past Continuous
I was niffing
you were niffing
he/she/it was niffing
we were niffing
you were niffing
they were niffing
Past Perfect
I had niffed
you had niffed
he/she/it had niffed
we had niffed
you had niffed
they had niffed
Future
I will niff
you will niff
he/she/it will niff
we will niff
you will niff
they will niff
Future Perfect
I will have niffed
you will have niffed
he/she/it will have niffed
we will have niffed
you will have niffed
they will have niffed
Future Continuous
I will be niffing
you will be niffing
he/she/it will be niffing
we will be niffing
you will be niffing
they will be niffing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been niffing
you have been niffing
he/she/it has been niffing
we have been niffing
you have been niffing
they have been niffing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been niffing
you will have been niffing
he/she/it will have been niffing
we will have been niffing
you will have been niffing
they will have been niffing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been niffing
you had been niffing
he/she/it had been niffing
we had been niffing
you had been niffing
they had been niffing
Conditional
I would niff
you would niff
he/she/it would niff
we would niff
you would niff
they would niff
Past Conditional
I would have niffed
you would have niffed
he/she/it would have niffed
we would have niffed
you would have niffed
they would have niffed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.niff - an unpleasant smellniff - an unpleasant smell      
fetor, foetor, malodor, malodour, reek, stench, stink, mephitis - a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
Translations

niff

[nɪf] N (Brit) → olorcito m (of a) (unpleasant) → tufillo m

niff

n (Brit inf) → Mief m (inf)
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