fetid


fet·id

adjective \ˈfe-təd, especially British ˈfē-tid\

: having a strong, unpleasant smell

Full Definition of FETID

:  having a heavy offensive smell <a fetid swamp>
fet·id·ly adverb
fet·id·ness noun

Examples of FETID

  1. a fetid pool of water
  2. the fetid odor of rotting vegetables

Origin of FETID

Middle English, from Latin foetidus, from foetēre to stink
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with FETID

fet·id

adjective    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FETID

: having a heavy offensive smell

Variants of FETID

fet·id also foet·id \ˈfet-əd, especially British ˈfē-tid\

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: fetid aloe
Previous Word in the Dictionary: feticide
All Words Near: fetid

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up fetid? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More