Definitions

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

  • adjective having an unpleasant smell

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Bask-Wah-Wan, hobbling fearfully in advance, proud indeed, yet awed by her wonderful son, led him to her igloo and stowed him away among the greasy, ill-smelling furs.

    NAM-BOK THE UNVERACIOUS

  • Bask-Wah-Wan, hobbling fearfully in advance, proud indeed, yet awed by her wonderful son, led him to her igloo and stowed him away among the greasy, ill-smelling furs.

    Nam-Bok, the Unveracious

  • It was a dark ill-smelling hole, but he ordered King into it and the Pathan after him on guard, after first seeing the women pile all their loads inside.

    In The Time Of Light

  • Lazrus took them through one small warehouse-sized room and into a warren of ill-smelling hallways lined with pipes and painted the universal olive green of bad adventure movies from the dawn of the corporate age.

    Jason Stoddard, Strange and Happy » Blog Archive » Eternal Franchise, 8.2 of 31.1

  • Hence the importance of the eunuchs— deformed, ill-smelling,‡ and eminently bribable.

    The Last Empress

  • No one emptied the Café des Amateurs though, and its yellowed poster stating the terms and penalties of the law against public drunkenness was as flyblown and disregarded as its clients were constant and ill-smelling.

    Book Excerpt: ‘A Moveable Feast: The Restored Edition’

  • It was certainly a pleasanter method of travel than an ill-smelling, drafty hackney carriage.

    A Wicked Gentleman

  • It was certainly a pleasanter method of travel than an ill-smelling, drafty hackney carriage.

    A Wicked Gentleman

  • You beheld a rosebush capped with printed paper in such a sort that the flowers of rhetoric were perfumed by the cankered blossoms of that ill-kept, ill-smelling garden.

    A Distinguished Provincial at Paris

  • His hands were so hard, so large, and so ill-smelling.

    Orphans of Chaos

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