foul-smelling foul-smelling adj. emitting an unpleasasnt odor.

Syn: fetid, foul, funky, noisome, smelly, putrid, stinking. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

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  • foul — I UK [faʊl] / US adjective Word forms foul : adjective foul comparative fouler superlative foulest * 1) very dirty, or smelling or tasting unpleasant What s that foul smell? The air within the cell was foul. foul smelling/foul tasting etc: a foul …   English dictionary

  • foul — foul1 [faul] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(smell/taste)¦ 2 in a foul mood/temper 3¦(air/water)¦ 4 foul language 5¦(weather)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [: Old English; Origin: ful] 1.) ¦(SMELL/TASTE)¦ a foul smell or taste is very unpleasant = ↑disgusting …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • -smelling — [[t] smelɪŋ[/t]] COMB in ADJ GRADED smelling combines with adjectives to form adjectives which indicate how something smells. ...sweet smelling dried flowers... The city is covered by a foul smelling cloud of smoke …   English dictionary

  • foul — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. dirty, soiled, disgusting; stormy, unpleasant; obscene, indecent; clogged, choked, entangled; unfair, underhand. See uncleanness, impurity, improbity. fall foul of II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Soiled] …   English dictionary for students

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