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


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\


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