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Related to foetid: malodor, stinking


 (fĕt′ĭd, fē′tĭd)
Variant of fetid.
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(ˈfɛtɪd; ˈfiː-)
a variant spelling of fetid
ˈfoetidly adv
ˈfoetidness n
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(ˈfɛt ɪd, ˈfi tɪd)

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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.foetid - offensively malodorous; "a foul odor"; "the kitchen smelled really funky"
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References in classic literature ?
Their clothes and their letters reek with the foetid secretion of the musk deer.
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.
From the Persian-carpeted and Mandarin-haunted Whitehall corridors, to the cramped little workshops of industrial estates, Bongo Bongo Land is an accepted euphemism for mainly African nations whose thieving leaders rig elections, spend overseas aid on adult toys and ignore their people who queue for hours for water in foetid slums, starve, and clamour in vain for their children to be educated.