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reek

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of reek

  1. 1 a strong unpleasant smell <a terrible reek coming from the garbage can> Synonyms funk, stink, stenchRelated Words acridness, fetidness, foulness, fustiness, malodorousness, mustiness, odoriferousness, odorousness, rancidity, rankness, staleness; badness, vileness; dirt, dirtiness, filth, filthiness, nastiness; effluvium (also effluvia), emission; odor, redolence, scent, sniffNear Antonyms floweriness, lusciousness, savoriness, spiciness, sweetness; bouquet; ambrosiaAntonyms aroma, fragrance, perfume

  2. 2 an atmospheric condition in which suspended particles in the air rob it of its transparency <couldn't see through the reek of smog and smoke surrounding the steel plant> Synonyms brume, fog, gauze, mist, murk, haze, smog, soupRelated Words bank, cloud, fume, miasma, smoke, smother, steam




reek

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of reek

  1. to give off an extremely unpleasant smell <those old sneakers reek something awful> Synonyms stinkRelated Words exhale, savor (also savour), smell; decay, decompose, rot, spoil; disgust, offend, repulse, revolt




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