malodorous | malodourousness

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Meaning(s)

having an unpleasant smell

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malodorous - smelly

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The word ‘malodorous’ is a formal way of saying that somebody or something doesn't smell nice. It has quite a large range; anything from an unpleasant all the way to an abominable smell is covered by this term. Less commonly, it can also refer to something considered highly improper or immoral.

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Antonyms aromatic,ambrosial

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  1. In the summer when my windows are open, my apartment becomes filled with the malodorous smell of the grimy street outside.

  2. Having to take a packed train home after work every night of the week is not pleasant. The malodourousness of some of the other people always bothers me.

  3. A number of malodorous practices go on within that industry. That’s why I feel it needs much tighter regulation.

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