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ill-smelling Line breaks: ill-smelling

Definition of ill-smelling in English:

adjective

Having an unpleasant smell: ill-smelling foreign cheeses
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  • At last he found one of those ill-smelling beetles, with its head stuck way down in the midst of the roots.
  • The place was filled with an ill-smelling haze from the deep-fat friers in the back kitchen.
  • Nietzsche, who had proposed marriage before turning against her, lashed out in a letter to call her "a dried-up, dirty, ill-smelling monkey".

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