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stinking

adjective

Definition of stinking

  1. 1 :  strong and offensive to the sense of smell stinking garbage

  2. 2 slang :  offensively drunk

  3. 3 :  contemptible, lousy —often used as an intensive the whole stinking affair

stinkingly

adverb

Examples of stinking in a Sentence

  1. Put out that stinking cigar.

  2. came home from their trip to find stinking garbage that had been left in the kitchen

Before 12th Century

First Known Use of stinking

before 12th century

Synonym Discussion of stinking

malodorous, stinking, fetid, noisome, putrid, rank, fusty, musty mean bad-smelling. malodorous may range from the unpleasant to the strongly offensive. malodorous fertilizers stinking and fetid suggest the foul or disgusting. prisoners were held in stinking cells the fetid odor of skunk cabbage noisome adds a suggestion of being harmful or unwholesome as well as offensive. a stagnant, noisome sewer putrid implies particularly the sickening odor of decaying organic matter. the putrid smell of rotting fish rank suggests a strong unpleasant smell. rank cigar smoke fusty and musty suggest lack of fresh air and sunlight, fusty also implying prolonged uncleanliness, musty stressing the effects of dampness, mildew, or age. a fusty attic the musty odor of a damp cellar

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stinking

adverb

Definition of stinking

  1. :  to an extreme degree got stinking drunk

Examples of stinking in a Sentence

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

1887

First Known Use of stinking

1887




STINKING Defined for English Language Learners

stinking

adjective

Definition of stinking for English Language Learners

  • : having a very bad smell

  • —used for emphasis when you are angry

stinking

adverb

Definition of stinking for English Language Learners

  • : very or extremely



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