Definition of stinking
- stinking garbage
Put out that stinking cigar.
came home from their trip to find stinking garbage that had been left in the kitchen
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before 12th century
a huge, showy house that screams, “We're stinking rich!”
: having a very bad smell
—used for emphasis when you are angry
: very or extremely
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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