Thesaurus

scents

noun
plural of scent

Synonyms & Antonyms of scents

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 a sweet or pleasant smell
  • the delightful scent of her perfume

Synonyms for scents

Words Related to scents

Antonyms for scents

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 for scents

Words Related to scents

scents

verb
present tense third-person singular of scent

Synonyms & Antonyms of scents (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to fill or infuse with a pleasant odor or odor-releasing substance
  • fancy bars of soap scented with lavender

Synonyms for scents

Near Antonyms for scents

Antonyms for scents

2 to become aware of by means of the sense organs in the nose
  • the dog scented a rabbit and suddenly took off

Synonyms for scents

Words Related to scents

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About scents

Thesaurus Entries Near scents

scenting

scents

scepter

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Scents.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/scents. Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on scents

Nglish: Translation of scents for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of scents for Arabic Speakers

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Dog Words Quiz

  • shiba puppy more or less demanding cuddles
  • Which of the following animals has a dog in its etymology?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!