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 ?
Is a foul and dark latrine, And the fetid breath of living Death
Does the black fetid mud, abounding with organic matter, yield the sulphur and ultimately the sulphuric acid?
Yet for twenty miles and more, through fetid swamps and poisoned jungles, he had carried him over his shoulder, fighting fiercely for the lives of both of them, while there remained any chance whatever of escape.
A faint, fetid smell came from him, and a thread of green liquid oozed from his crushed head.
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.
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.
By slow degrees, that strange doubly-blended odour, which the Commissioners had discovered in the vaults of the old palace-- which had sickened Francis Westwick in the bed-chamber of the new hotel--spread its fetid exhalations over the room.
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.
"Marvel not at that, Sancho my friend," said Don Quixote; "for let me tell thee devils are crafty; and even if they do carry odours about with them, they themselves have no smell, because they are spirits; or, if they have any smell, they cannot smell of anything sweet, but of something foul and fetid; and the reason is that as they carry hell with them wherever they go, and can get no ease whatever from their torments, and as a sweet smell is a thing that gives pleasure and enjoyment, it is impossible that they can smell sweet; if, then, this devil thou speakest of seems to thee to smell of amber, either thou art deceiving thyself, or he wants to deceive thee by making thee fancy he is not a devil."
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.
It was very warm, and the air quickly grew fetid. It was an old man who sat this time, with a vast gray beard, and Philip tried to put into practice the little he had learned in the morning; but he made a poor job of it; he realised that he could not draw nearly as well as he thought.