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stinks

noun
plural of stink

Synonyms & Antonyms of stinks

(Entry 1 of 2)

stinks

verb
present tense third-person singular of stink

Synonyms & Antonyms of stinks (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

Synonyms for stinks

  • bites
  • [informal + sometimes impolite],
  • smells,
  • sucks
  • [informal + sometimes impolite]

Antonyms for stinks

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“Stinks.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/stinks. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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