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odor

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of odor

  1. 1 a special quality or impression associated with something there's an odor of decay about the mom-and-pop amusement park, which clearly has seen better days Synonyms of odor air, ambience (or ambiance), aroma, atmosphere, climate, flavor, halo, karma, mood, nimbus, note, aura, patina, smell, temper, vibration(s)Words Related to odor aureole (or aureola), mystique, romance; genius loci; feel, feeling, sensation, sense, spirit; attribute, character, characteristic, image, mark, notion, peculiarity, picture, property, trait; color, illusion, overtone, semblance, suggestion, tone

  2. 2 the quality of a thing that makes it perceptible to the sense organs in the nose some people find the odor of skunk rather pleasant Synonyms of odor aroma, smell, redolence, scent, sniffWords Related to odor whiff; attar (also otto), bouquet, fragrance, fragrancy, perfume; ambrosia, lusciousness, savor (also savour), savoriness, spice, tang; acridness, fetidness, fetor, foulness, funk, gaminess, malodor, noisomeness, rancidity, rankness, reek, stench, stink; aromaticity, odoriferousness, odorousness; incense, musk

  3. 3 overall quality as seen or judged by people in general her movie career has not been in good odor since her latest box office failure Synonyms of odor character, fame, mark, name, note, reputation, rep [slang], report, reputeWords Related to odor credit, honor; celebrity, notoriety, renown; image, persona; admiration, regard, reverenceNear Antonyms of odor discredit, disgrace, dishonor, disrepute, ignominy, infamy, obloquy, odium, opprobrium, reproach, shame

Synonym Discussion of odor

smell, scent, odor, aroma mean the quality that makes a thing perceptible to the olfactory sense. smell implies solely the sensation without suggestion of quality or character.
    • an odd smell permeated the room
scent applies to the characteristic smell given off by a substance, an animal, or a plant.
    • the scent of lilacs
odor may imply a stronger or more readily distinguished scent or it may be equivalent to smell.
    • a cheese with a strong odor
aroma suggests a somewhat penetrating usually pleasant odor.
    • the aroma of freshly ground coffee


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