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fragrance

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of fragrance

  1. a sweet or pleasant smell the fragrance of lilac trees in full bloom Synonyms of fragrance aroma, attar (also otto), balm, bouquet, fragrancy, incense, perfume, redolence, scent, spice Words Related to fragrance essence, odor Antonyms of fragrance fetor, malodor, reek, stench, stink

Synonym Discussion of fragrance

fragrance, perfume, scent, redolence mean a sweet or pleasant odor. fragrance suggests the odors of flowers or other growing things.
    • the fragrance of pine
perfume may suggest a stronger or heavier odor.
    • the perfume of lilacs
scent is very close to perfume but of wider application because more neutral in connotation.
    • scent-free soaps
redolence implies a mixture of fragrant or pungent odors.
    • the redolence of a forest after a rain


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