Definitions

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  • noun The state or quality of being smelly.

Etymologies

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From smelly +‎ -ness

Examples

  • Our own modern intolerance for ordinary human smelliness is a cultural construct of fairly recent vintage.

    An Accidentally Apt Analogy

  • Or going for a jog and wondering why there is a trail of smelliness following you.

    Clamoring for Cleanup

  • While the Romans had baths, and seem to have looked down on soap's crude smelliness, the Celts may have had a cruder approach to cleaning altogether.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • If you have kids, impress upon them not the dangers of smoking, but the sheer, gross smelliness of it.

    p_n_elrod: Da Winnah and new stuff

  • While the Romans had baths, and seem to have looked down on soap's crude smelliness, the Celts may have had a cruder approach to cleaning altogether.

    A Bit of Soap

  • If you have kids, impress upon them not the dangers of smoking, but the sheer, gross smelliness of it.

    Da Winnah and new stuff

  • Until now, Harper has skillfully walked a tightrope between the greater or lesser smelliness of his legislation and the nuisance of voting no-confidence and heading for an election.

    Archive 2008-11-01

  • You might as well say that people vary in smelliness but we can make the judgment only by reference to a perfect maximum of conceivable smelliness.

    Richard Dawkins: Why There Almost Certainly Is No God

  • I was weirded out not just by the piece of felt and its smelliness but also by the faith attached to it.

    Temple Rites, Secrecy and Social Control. | Mind on Fire

  • "This is a full-blown stenchademic," said Dr. Guy Hammond, a leading researcher of smelliness, who added that the catastrophe will only worsen with dinner approaching.

    Satire: U.S. Breath Reaches All-Time Worst

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