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smell

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1 the quality of a thing that makes it perceptible to the sense organs in the nose

  • the smell of vanilla is supposed to be very soothing
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3 a special quality or impression associated with something

  • a law firm with a mahogany-lined boardroom that has the discernible smell of money and power
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Synonym Discussion of smell

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

smell

Synonyms and Antonyms of smell

1 to become aware of by means of the sense organs in the nose

  • we smelled the aroma of freshly baked cookies as soon as we walked in the house
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2 to have a vague awareness of

  • I smell something fishy about this situation
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3 to be objectionable or unsatisfactory

  • that movie smells—I wouldn't waste my money on it if I were you
Synonyms of smell

bite [slang], stink, suck [slang]

Antonyms of smell

rock [slang], rule [slang]


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