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stink

noun

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  1. 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 Synonyms funk, reek, stench Related Words acridness, fetidness, foulness, fustiness, malodorousness, mustiness, odoriferousness, odorousness, rancidity, rankness, staleness; badness, vileness; dirt, dirtiness, filth, filthiness, nastiness; effluvium (also effluvia), emission; odor, redolence, scent, sniff Near Antonyms floweriness, lusciousness, savoriness, spiciness, sweetness; bouquet; ambrosia Antonyms aroma, fragrance, perfume

  2. 2 a feeling or declaration of disapproval or dissent many town residents raised an unholy stink about the proposal to increase taxes yet again Synonyms challenge, complaint, demur, demurral, demurrer, difficulty, exception, expostulation, fuss, kick, protest, question, remonstrance, objectionRelated Words compunction, doubt, misgiving, qualm, scruple; misunderstanding; cavil, niggle [chiefly British], quibble; argument, conflict, debate, dispute, dissent, hassle, quarrel, squabble, static; censure, criticism; defiance, disobedience, rebellion; distrust, distrustfulness, dubiety, dubitation [archaic], incertitude, indetermination, misdoubt, mistrust, mistrustfulness, reservation, skepticism, suspicion, uncertainty; qualmishness, unease, uneasiness; reluctance, unwillingnessNear Antonyms willingness; approval, sanction; acceptance, acquiescence, agreement, assent; compliance, obedience


stink

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of stink

  1. 1 to give off an extremely unpleasant smell the dog stinks because she tangled with a skunk again Synonyms reek Related Words exhale, savor (also savour), smell; decay, decompose, rot, spoil; disgust, offend, repulse, revolt

  2. 2 to be objectionable or unsatisfactory their team really stinks this year Synonyms bite [slang], smell, suck [slang] Antonyms rock [slang], rule [slang]


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