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  • n. The property of being rank, of having a repulsive odor, of being stinky, foul or malodorous.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The condition or quality of being rank.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Physical strength; effective force; potency.
  • n. Strength of kind, quality, or degree, in a disparaging sense; hence, extravagance; excess; grossness; repulsiveness: as, rankness of growth; the rankness of a poison, or of one's pride or pretensions.
  • n. Insolence; presumption.
  • n. Strength of growth; rapid or excessive increase; exuberance; extravagance; excess, as of plants, or of the wood of trees.
  • n. Excessive fertility; exuberant productiveness, as of soil.
  • n. Offensive or noisome smell or taste; repulsiveness to the senses.

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

  • n. the attribute of having a strong offensive smell
  • n. the property of producing abundantly and sustaining vigorous and luxuriant growth

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