stinking

  • 1 Stinking — Stink ing, a. & n. from {Stink}, v. [1913 Webster] {Stinking badger} (Zo[ o]l.), the teledu. {Stinking cedar} (Bot.), the California nutmeg tree; also, a related tree of Florida ({Torreya taxifolia}). [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 stinking — ► ADJECTIVE 1) foul smelling. 2) informal contemptible or very unpleasant. ► ADVERB informal ▪ extremely: stinking rich …

    English terms dictionary

  • 3 stinking — *malodorous, fetid, noisome, putrid, rank, rancid, fusty, musty Analogous words: foul, filthy, nasty, *dirty: *offensive, repulsive, revolting …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 4 stinking — [adj] smelly fetid, foul, foul smelling, funky*, malodorous, mephitic, noisome, odiferous, offensive, putrid, rancid, rank, reeking, stenchy, strong smelling; concept 598 …

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  • 5 stinking — [stiŋk′iŋ] adj. 1. that stinks; bad smelling 2. Slang a) very bad, unsatisfactory, etc. b) offensive, disgusting, etc. adv. Slang to an excessive or offensive degree stinkingly adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 stinking — stink|ing1 [ˈstıŋkıŋ] adj 1.) having a very strong unpleasant smell = ↑smelly ▪ stinking garbage cans 2.) [only before noun] spoken used to emphasize what you are saying when you are angry ▪ I hate this stinking boring job! 3.) [only before noun] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 7 stinking — adjective 1 having a very strong unpleasant smell: an alley full of stinking garbage cans 2 spoken used to emphasize what you are saying when you are angry: Just keep your stinking money then. 3 (only before noun) informal, especially BrE very… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 stinking — 1. Go to stinking (drunk). 2. mod. lousy; rotten. □ What a stinking mess you’ve got yourself into. □ That was a mean stinking thing to do. Really stinking! …

    Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • 9 stinking — I. adjective Date: before 12th century 1. strong and offensive to the sense of smell < stinking garbage > 2. slang offensively drunk 3. contemptible, lousy often used as an intensive < the whole stinking affair > Synonyms: see malodorous …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 10 stinking — stinkingly, adv. stinkingness, n. /sting king/, adj. 1. foul smelling. 2. Slang. very drunk; plastered. 3. Slang. very rich: His father left him so much money he s stinking. 4. contemptible; disgusting: a stinking shame. adv. 5. completely or… …

    Universalium

  • 11 stinking — stink|ing [ stıŋkıŋ ] adjective INFORMAL 1. ) with a very unpleasant smell: mountains of stinking garbage 2. ) SPOKEN very unpleasant: I had a stinking cold. stinking rich very rich …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12 stinking — Adj. 1. Extremely objectionable. E.g. That stinking idiot deserves all he got. 2. Wealthy. A shortening of stinking rich. E.g. She can afford it, she s stinking. 3. Drunk …

    English slang and colloquialisms

  • 13 stinking — UK [ˈstɪŋkɪŋ] / US adjective informal 1) with a very unpleasant smell mountains of stinking rubbish 2) spoken very unpleasant I had a stinking cold. • stinking rich …

    English dictionary

  • 14 stinking —  1. Considerably.    ♣ Stinking rich, drunk, etc.  2. Obnoxious. Very disagreeable.    ♣ A stinking cold.  3. Strongly worded (complaint, letter, criticism, etc.).  4. stinking with Having much (usu. money) …

    A concise dictionary of English slang

  • 15 stinking — [[t]stɪ̱ŋkɪŋ[/t]] 1) ADJ: ADJ n You use stinking to describe something that is unpleasant or bad. [INFORMAL] I had a stinking cold. 2) → See also stink …

    English dictionary

  • 16 stinking —    very drunk    Probably not from your stinking of drink but from the meaning exceedingly, as in stinking rich. At one time corrupted to stinko:     Are you stinko? (Chandler, 1953) …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • 17 stinking — /ˈstɪŋkɪŋ/ (say stingking) adjective 1. foul smelling. 2. Colloquial disgusting; disgraceful. 3. Colloquial drunk. 4. Colloquial very rich. 5. Colloquial (an intensifier, used with negative force): stinking bastard. –adverb 6 …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 18 stinking — adj. & adv. adj. 1 that stinks. 2 sl. very objectionable. adv. sl. extremely and usu. objectionably (stinking rich). Phrases and idioms: stinking badger a teledu. Derivatives: stinkingly adv …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 19 Stinking — Stink Stink, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Stunk}, {Stank}, p. pr. & vb. n. {Stinking}.] [AS. stinkan to have a smell (whether good or bad); akin to OHG. stinchan, G. & D. stinken to stink; of uncertain origin; cf. Icel. st[ o]kkva to leap, to spring,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 20 stinking — adjective a) Having a pungent smell. Despite leading the way for years, the new model is really stinking b) Very bad and undesirable …

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