Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality of smelling offensively; a fetid or stinking quality.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality or state of being fetid.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The quality of being fetid

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the attribute of having a strong offensive smell

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Examples

  • The inherent fetidness of the charter school model is without parallel in the history of American schooling.

    Imagine, Inc. Charter Schools and Real Estate

  • The inherent fetidness of the charter school model is without parallel in the history of American schooling.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • One there breathes the enormous fetidness of social catastrophes.

    Les Miserables

  • A gust of fetidness informed him of the place in which he stood.

    Les Miserables

  • Read as an example of modern fetidness, in the last number of the Vie Parisienne, the article on Marion Delorme.

    The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters

  • His instinct perceived the fetidness of poverty, but no longer ferreted out the deeper evils in pride and sensuality.

    This Side of Paradise

  • A palpable fetidness that oozed from every pore made the herdsman glad he had not eaten since morning, and then very little.

    Carnivores of Light and Darkness

  • For sheer degree of fetidness, his untreated morning breath matched any odor rising from the surrounding bog.

    Into the Thinking Kingdoms

  • For sheer degree of fetidness, his untreated morning breath matched any odor rising from the surrounding bog.

    Into the Thinking Kingdoms

  • Perhaps it would simply be better to let him get it over with and yet the moment she felt the fetidness of his breath against her skin, every muscle in her body clenched in desperate protest.

    Desire for Revenge

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