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Synonyms of ‘smelly

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adjective
having a nasty smell

a chunk of smelly cheese

stinking

They were locked up in a stinking cell.
reeking
fetid

the fetid stench of human waste
foul-smelling
high
strong
foul

foul, polluted water
putrid

river banks coated with layers of putrid sludge from untreated waste
strong-smelling
stinky (informal)
malodorous

tons of malodorous garbage bags
evil-smelling
noisome

Noisome vapours arise from the mud left in the docks
whiffy (British, slang)
pongy (British, informal)
mephitic

a mephitic stench
niffy (British, slang)
olid
festy (Australian, slang)
Opposites
fragrant
perfumed
aromatic
balmy
sweet-smelling
sweet-scented
odorous
ambrosial
odoriferous
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Additional synonyms

fetid
having a stale and unpleasant smell
the fetid stench of human waste
stinking
rank
offensive
foul
corrupt
reeking
noxious
rancid
foul-smelling
malodorous
noisome
mephitic
olid
festy (Australian, slang)
foul
full of dirt or offensive matter
foul, polluted water
dirty
rank
offensive
nasty
disgusting
unpleasant
revolting
contaminated
rotten
polluted
stinking
filthy
tainted
grubby
repellent
squalid
repulsive
sullied
grimy
nauseating
loathsome
unclean
impure
grotty (slang)
fetid
grungy (slang, US, Canadian)
putrid
malodorous
noisome
scuzzy (slang, US)
skanky (slang)
mephitic
olid
yucky or yukky (slang)
festy (Australian, slang)
yucko (Australian, slang)
high
(of food) slightly decomposed, regarded as enhancing the flavour of game
gamey
tainted
strong-flavoured
whiffy (British, slang)
pongy (British, informal)
niffy (British, slang)

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Scrabble score for ‘smelly’: 11
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Synonyms and Antonyms of smelly

having an unpleasant smell

  • your smelly sneakers are enough to raise the dead

Synonyms of smelly

fetid , foul , frowsty [ chiefly British ] , frowsy ( or frowzy ) , funky , fusty , malodorous , musty , noisome , rank , reeking , reeky , ripe , stenchy , stinking , stinky , strong

Words Related to smelly

putrid , rancid , skunky , stale

bad , disgusting , offensive , repulsive , revolting , vile

decayed , decaying , decomposed , decomposing , rotted , rotten , rotting , spoiled , spoiling

dirty , filthy , nasty , noxious

odiferous , odoriferous , odorous

Near Antonyms of smelly

flowery , fruity , spicy , woodsy

Antonyms of smelly

ambrosial , aromatic , fragrant , perfumed , redolent , savory ( also savoury ) , scented , sweet


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