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stink

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of stink

  1. 1 a strong unpleasant smell <the stink of burned plastic lingered in the kitchen for days after we accidentally melted a spatula on the stove> Synonyms funk, reek, stench Related 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, sniff Near Antonyms floweriness, lusciousness, savoriness, spiciness, sweetness; bouquet; ambrosia Antonyms aroma, fragrance, perfume

  2. 2 a feeling or declaration of disapproval or dissent <many town residents raised an unholy stink about the proposal to increase taxes yet again> Synonyms challenge, complaint, demur, demurral, demurrer, difficulty, exception, expostulation, fuss, kick, protest, question, remonstrance, objectionRelated Words compunction, doubt, misgiving, qualm, scruple; misunderstanding; cavil, niggle [chiefly British], quibble; argument, conflict, debate, dispute, dissent, hassle, quarrel, squabble, static; censure, criticism; defiance, disobedience, rebellion; distrust, distrustfulness, dubiety, dubitation [archaic], incertitude, indetermination, misdoubt, mistrust, mistrustfulness, reservation, skepticism, suspicion, uncertainty; qualmishness, unease, uneasiness; reluctance, unwillingnessNear Antonyms willingness; approval, sanction; acceptance, acquiescence, agreement, assent; compliance, obedience




stink

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of stink

  1. 1 to give off an extremely unpleasant smell <the dog stinks because she tangled with a skunk again> Synonyms reek Related Words exhale, savor (also savour), smell; decay, decompose, rot, spoil; disgust, offend, repulse, revolt

  2. 2 to be objectionable or unsatisfactory <their team really stinks this year> Synonyms bite [slang], smell, suck [slang] Antonyms rock [slang], rule [slang]





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