Definition of Stink

1. Noun. A distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant.

Exact synonyms: Fetor, Foetor, Malodor, Malodour, Mephitis, Reek, Stench
Generic synonyms: Odor, Odour, Olfactory Perception, Olfactory Sensation, Smell
Specialized synonyms: Niff, Pong
Derivative terms: Mephitic, Reek, Stinky



2. Verb. Be extremely bad in quality or in one's performance. "This term paper stinks!"
Generic synonyms: Be
Derivative terms: Stinker

3. Verb. Smell badly and offensively. "The building reeks of smoke"
Exact synonyms: Reek
Generic synonyms: Smell
Derivative terms: Reek, Stinker
Also: Stink Out, Stink Up

Definition of Stink

1. v. i. To emit a strong, offensive smell; to send out a disgusting odor.

2. v. t. To cause to stink; to affect by a stink.

3. n. A strong, offensive smell; a disgusting odor; a stench.

Definition of Stink

1. Verb. (intransitive) To have a strong bad smell. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive informal) To be greatly inferior; to perform badly. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) To give an impression of dishonesty or untruth. ¹

4. Noun. A strong bad smell. ¹

5. Noun. (informal) A complaint or objection. ¹

6. Noun. (context: ''in plural'' '''stinks''' slang) chemistry (qualifier as a subject taught in school) ¹

7. Noun. (slang New Zealand) A failure or unfortunate event. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Stink

1. to emit a foul odor [v STANK or STUNK, STINKING, STINKS]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Stink

stingily
stinginess
stinginesses
stinging
stinging hair
stinging nettle
stingingly
stingings
stingless
stingo
stingos
stingray
stingrays
stings
stingy
stink (current term)
stink-bomb
stink-cat
stink-cats
stink badger
stink badgers
stink bell
stink bomb
stink bombs
stink bug
stink bugs
stink eye
stink fly
stink on ice
stink out

Literary usage of Stink

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including the Series by Alexander Chalmers, Samuel Johnson (1810)
"You smell the stink ! by G—, you lye," Quoth Ross, " for I'll be sworn 'twas I." " Ladies," quoth Levens," pray forbear : Let's not fall out ; we all had ..."

2. Five Years of a Hunter's Life in the Far Interior of South Africa: With by Roualeyn Gordon-Cumming (1874)
"V.'e leave stink ... abscond—Roan Antelope—We recross the Vaal River —Griqua Encampment—stink ... and, leaving •' stink ..."

3. The Insect Book: A Popular Account of the Bees, Wasps, Ants, Grasshoppers by Leland Ossian Howard (1901)
"Many species possess an extremely bad odor and taste, which has led Comstock to term the group "the stink-bug family." Very many well- known and common ..."

4. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood, John Christopher Atkinson (1872)
"Fr. marie, martin, an animal of the weasel kind. See Polecat. stink ; puter, rotten, stinking, and so from the form fit ! are Ga.el. ..."

5. The Insect Book: A Popular Account of the Bees, Wasps, Ants, Grasshoppers by Leland Ossian Howard (1905)
"Many species possess an extremely bad odor and taste, which has led Comstock to term the group "the stink-bug family." Very many well- known and common ..."

6. Insect Pests of Rice by M D Pathak, Z R Khan (1994)
"Life history The adult insects of the southern green stink bug or Nezara ... The adults of rice stink bug O. pugnax are 1.0-1.25 mm long and slightly less ..."

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