American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A strong, foul odor; a stink.
- n. A foul quality: the stench of corrupt government.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An ill smell; an offensive odor.
- n. Synonyms Stink, etc. See smell.
- To cause to emit a stench; cause to stink.
- An obsolete variant of stanch.
- n. a strong foul smell, a stink
- n. metaphorically, a foul quality
- v. obsolete To cause to emit a disagreeable odour; to cause to stink.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. obsolete To stanch.
- n. obsolete A smell; an odor.
- n. An ill smell; an offensive odor; a stink.
- v. obsolete To cause to emit a disagreeable odor; to cause to stink.
- n. a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant
- Old English stenċ (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old English stenc, odor. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Adding to the stench is the fact that the Oriental-meets-Glam-Rock fashions (designed by Ross herself!) are hideous creations that must have taken the applauding extras all their esophageal muscle control not to vomit over.”
“My clothes were wet with sweat and I pinched my nose to ward off the stench from the dead seal.”
“Also, on days when the tides and wind are just right, the stench is overpowering.”
“He was referring to the stench of marijuana we'd used up, or else the rat cage.”
“As for the puddle of life, the stench is offensive to you?”
“The stench from the backed up toilet was the cause of her abrupt exit, so this was quite a surprise.”
“The t-shirt did put me in a quandary at first, having sworn to wear my Fagsmoke t-shirt until it was a biohazard, but ultimately I decided that oath was probably best suspended while I was living under someone else's roof cause ... yanno ... stench is not a good repayment for hospitality.”
“The world itself has a certain stench for the very fact your putrid essence is existing in it.”
“The moral preening by those who have volunteered to take up this cause brings a certain stench into the room.”
“Yet he returns to the ghetto to be angry; there, you are always close to the noise and clatter, always steeped in stench; there, the milk is sour and the honey is bitter, he says.”
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