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scent

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of scent

  1. 1 a sweet or pleasant smell <the delightful scent of her perfume> Synonyms aroma, attar (also otto), balm, bouquet, fragrancy, incense, perfume, redolence, fragrance, spiceRelated Words essence, odorAntonyms fetor, malodor, reek, stench, stink

  2. 2 the quality of a thing that makes it perceptible to the sense organs in the nose <dogs are able to detect scents that are far below the threshold detectable by the human nose> Synonyms aroma, odor, redolence, smell, sniffRelated Words 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


scent

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of scent

  1. 1 to fill or infuse with a pleasant odor or odor-releasing substance <fancy bars of soap scented with lavender> Synonyms incense, odorize, perfume Near Antonyms deodorize Antonyms stink up

  2. 2 to become aware of by means of the sense organs in the nose <the dog scented a rabbit and suddenly took off> Synonyms nose, smell, sniff, snuff, whiffRelated Words breathe, drink (in), inhale, respire; snort, snuffle; savor (also savour)

  3. 3 to have a vague awareness of <he scented danger> Synonyms perceive, feel, see, sense, smell, tasteRelated Words behold, descry, discern, distinguish, espy, eye, look (at), note, notice, observe, perceive, regard, remark, sight, spy, view, witness; ascertain, catch on (to), discover, find out, hear, learn, realize; anticipate, divine, expect, foreknow, foresee; assume, conjecture, guess, presume, speculate, suppose, surmise, suspect


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