foetid


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Related to foetid: malodor, stinking

foe·tid

 (fĕt′ĭd, fē′tĭd)
adj.
Variant of fetid.

foetid

(ˈfɛtɪd; ˈfiː-)
adj
a variant spelling of fetid
ˈfoetidly adv
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.
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Adj.1.foetid - offensively malodorous; "a foul odor"; "the kitchen smelled really funky"
References in classic literature ?
His hands and feet would be freezing, and his breath coming with difficulty; until, look you, he would begin to cough, and disease, like an unclean parasite, would worm its way into his breast until death itself had overtaken him-- overtaken him in some foetid corner whence there was no chance of escape.
Perkins, both of whom observed the foetid effluvia and regarded them as being emitted from the premises in the occupation of Krook, the unfortunate deceased.
Their clothes and their letters reek with the foetid secretion of the musk deer.