stinking


1stinking

adjective

: having a very bad smell

—used for emphasis when you are angry

Full Definition of STINKING

1
:  strong and offensive to the sense of smell <stinking garbage>
2
slang :  offensively drunk
3
:  contemptible, lousy —often used as an intensive <the whole stinking affair>
stink·ing·ly adverb

Examples of STINKING

  1. Put out that stinking cigar.
  2. <came home from their trip to find stinking garbage that had been left in the kitchen>

First Known Use of STINKING

before 12th century

2stinking

adverb

: very or extremely

Full Definition of STINKING

:  to an extreme degree <got stinking drunk>

Examples of STINKING

  1. <a huge, showy house that screams, We're stinking rich!>

First Known Use of STINKING

1887

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