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stink

noun

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1 a strong unpleasant smell
  • the stink of burned plastic lingered in the kitchen for days after we accidentally melted a spatula on the stove

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stink

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of stink (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to give off an extremely unpleasant smell
  • the dog stinks because she tangled with a skunk again

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2 to be objectionable or unsatisfactory
  • their team really stinks this year

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  • bite
  • [informal + sometimes impolite],
  • smell,
  • suck
  • [informal + sometimes impolite]

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The first known use of stink was before the 12th century

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“Stink.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/stink. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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