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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 of scent aroma, attar (also otto), balm, bouquet, fragrancy, incense, perfume, redolence, fragrance, spiceWords Related to scent essence, odorAntonyms of scent 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 of scent aroma, odor, redolence, smell, sniffWords Related to scent 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

Synonym Discussion of scent

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

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 of scent incense, odorize, perfume Near Antonyms of scent deodorize Antonyms of scent 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 of scent nose, smell, sniff, snuff, whiffWords Related to scent breathe, drink (in), inhale, respire; snort, snuffle; savor (also savour)

  3. 3 to have a vague awareness of he scented danger Synonyms of scent perceive, feel, see, sense, smell, tasteWords Related to scent 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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