American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To emit a strong foul odor.
- v. To be highly offensive or abhorrent.
- v. To be in extremely bad repute.
- v. Slang To have something to an extreme or offensive degree: a family that stinks with money; a deed that stinks of treachery.
- v. Slang To be of an extremely low or bad quality: This job stinks.
- v. Slang To have the appearance of dishonesty or corruption: Something about his testimony stinks.
- v. To cause to stink: garbage that stinks up the yard.
- n. A strong offensive odor; a stench. See Synonyms at stench.
- n. Slang A scandal or controversy: "the stink over sexual politics in the military” ( David Nyhan).
- idiom. make Slang To make a great fuss.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To emit a strong offensive smell; send out a disgusting odor; hence, to be in bad odor; have a bad reputation; be regarded with disfavor.
- To annoy with an offensive smell; affect in any way by an offensive odor.
- n. A strong offensive smell; a disgusting odor; a stench.
- n. Hell, regarded as a region of sulphurous smells (or of infamy?).
- n. A disagreeable exposure.
- n. Synonyms Stench, etc. See smell.
- v. intransitive To have a strong bad smell.
- v. intransitive, informal To be greatly inferior; to perform badly.
- v. intransitive To give an impression of dishonesty or untruth.
- n. A strong bad smell.
- n. informal A complaint or objection.
- n. slang chemistry (as a subject taught in school)
- n. slang, New Zealand A failure or unfortunate event.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To emit a strong, offensive smell; to send out a disgusting odor.
- v. To cause to stink; to affect by a stink.
- n. A strong, offensive smell; a disgusting odor; a stench.
- v. be extremely bad in quality or in one's performance
- v. smell badly and offensively
- n. a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant
- From Old English stincan. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English stinken, from Old English stincan, to emit a smell. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“He repeated the word stink a lot, too, used it as a noun: The imaginary person was full of stink; the earth was full of stink.”
“Ty, yer stink is making multiple appearances on this blog.”
“Both parties stink from the core and the only way out of the mess we are in is by cleaning house.”
“This whole e-mail stink is about some random 3L opining, a priori, from her Harvard armchair about actual science.”
“In truth, when it becomes embedded in your fingernails after changing a particularly messy diaper and the only way to get rid of the real or psychological stink is to cut them off and bleach the cuticles, no immature but ultimately tenderhearted guy will ever regard feces as if it were a coat of blush and gaze at you lovingly, realizing at long last that he's found his soul mate.”
“After viewing the pictures, we can't help but wonder what the big stink is all about?”
“The stink is one of the reasons why the trees aren't seen near busy streets in the US, even though it's the oldest tree specie in the world.”
“As Washington Post writer Richard Cohen recently observed, the fact that schools stink and teachers unions stink is old news.”
“Not a miracle cleaner but close - For rifles, I found and tried M-Pro 7 Copper Remover - doesn't stink, is non-toxic and environmentally frielndly, but took out a ton of copper fouling from a Surplus Lee-Enfield Rifle I have.”
“And, yes, I imagine money and the fear of "a stink" was what led to that choice, but clearly it was understood that one way to avoid a stink is to give people input into the images of themselves (parodied or not) that you are putting out for public consumption.”
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