Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having a bad odor; foul.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having a bad or offensive odor, either literally or figuratively: as, a malodorous reputation.

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

  • adjective Offensive to the sense of smell; ill-smelling.

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

  • adjective Having a bad odor
  • adjective figuratively Highly improper.

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

  • adjective having an unpleasant smell

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Examples

  • ** After digestion, the Komodo dragon regurgitates a mass of horns, hair, and teeth known as the gastric pellet, which is covered in malodorous mucus.

    Nature Is Awesome: The Komodo Dragon

  • ** After digestion, the Komodo dragon regurgitates a mass of horns, hair, and teeth known as the gastric pellet, which is covered in malodorous mucus.

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  • Abimelech is a name malodorous in Bible history, and yet full of profitable suggestion.

    New Tabernacle Sermons

  • The greatest piece of good luck that can befall a Continental village is the discovery, within its limits, of a spring supplying some kind of malodorous water.

    The Ways of Men

  • DETAINING the next president of the United States for three hours in what an eyewitness called a "malodorous" small room at an airport in the provincial Russian city of Perm looks, in retrospect, to have been a pretty bad idea.

    Robert Amsterdam

  • DETAINING the next president of the United States for three hours in what an eyewitness called a "malodorous" small room at an airport in the provincial Russian city of Perm looks, in retrospect, to have been a pretty bad idea.

    Robert Amsterdam

  • A coarse country filled with malodorous women that sang from the shores.

    sirens

  • The story starts with the discovery of the body of an elderly man in a malodorous basement.

    Film

  • A savory, warming bowlful proves the sumptuous ends justify the malodorous means.

    No Need to Gripe About Tripe

  • Michael Behe wrote A malodorous argument for Darwinian evolution.

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