stench


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stench

 (stĕnch)
n.
1. A strong, foul odor; a stink.
2. A foul or objectionable quality: the stench of corrupt government.

[Middle English, from Old English stenc, odor.]
Synonyms: stench, fetor, malodor, reek, stink
These nouns denote a penetrating, objectionable odor: the stench of burning rubber; the fetor of polluted waters; the malodor of diesel fumes; the reek of stale sweat; a stink of decayed flesh.

stench

(stɛntʃ)
n
a strong and extremely offensive odour; stink
[Old English stenc; related to Old Saxon, Old High German stank; see stink]

stench

(stɛntʃ)

n.
1. an offensive smell or odor; stink.
2. a foul quality.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English stenc odor (good or bad); akin to stink]
syn: See odor.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stench - a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasantstench - a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant
odour, olfactory perception, olfactory sensation, smell, odor - the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form; "she loved the smell of roses"
niff, pong - an unpleasant smell

stench

noun stink, whiff (Brit. slang), reek, pong (Brit. informal), foul smell, niff (Brit. slang), malodour, mephitis, noisomeness The stench of burning rubber was overpowering.
Translations
نَتانَه
puch
stank
fnykur
tvaikas
smakasmirdoņa
pis koku

stench

[stentʃ] Nhedor m

stench

[ˈstɛntʃ] npuanteur f

stench

nGestank m; stench trapGeruchsverschluss m

stench

[stɛntʃ] npuzzo, fetore m

stench

(stentʃ) noun
a strong, bad smell. the stench of stale tobacco smoke.
References in classic literature ?
The stench that assailed him turned him horribly sick.
Enormous granite boulders blocked the way on every hand; deep rifts in the ice threatened to engulf us at the least misstep; and from the north a slight breeze wafted to our nostrils an unspeakable stench that almost choked us.
Even then it was so dark inside that they had to light a torch before they could see the walls, and the stench was horrible.
The winding way up the ravine between these was scarcely three yards wide, and was disfigured by lumps of decaying fruit-pulp and other refuse, which accounted for the disagreeable stench of the place.
The insufferable stench from the pot- houses, which are particularly numerous in that part of the town, and the drunken men whom he met continually, although it was a working day, completed the revolting misery of the picture.
The pitch was bubbling in the seams; the nasty stench of the place turned me sick; if ever a man smelt fever and dysentery, it was in that abominable anchorage.
There was certainly opportunity for the nigger's enjoyment, for the open well-hole was almost under his nose, sending up such a stench as almost made Adam sick, though Lady Arabella seemed not to mind it at all.
So vividly did he recall that hospital stench of dead flesh that he looked round to see where the smell came from.
Through counter currents of the heavy stench of meat eaters he traced the trail of Bara; the sweet and cloying stink of Horta, the boar, could not drown his quarry's scent--the permeating, mellow musk of the deer's foot.
The air was perfumed with the stench of rotten leaves and faded fruit; the refuse of the butchers' stalls, and offal and garbage of a hundred kinds.
Harkee, my lord Bishop," quoth he, "the stench of your evil actions had reached our nostrils.
However it seemed likely that it would carry me once more safely through the crowded passages and chambers of the upper levels, and so I set out with Perry and Ghak--the stench of the illy cured pelts fairly choking me.