Definition of odorous in English:


Line breaks: odor|ous
Pronunciation: /ˈəʊd(ə)rəs


Having or giving off an odour: a dark and odorous cave
More example sentences
  • I am not sure if all dumps are this smelly - I know that all dumps are odorous - but it was stinky.
  • But what happens to these odorous, spring-laden behemoths?
  • According to the manufacturer, newater is clearer, less odorous and less bacterial than the water people get from the Public Utilities Board.
foul-smelling, evil-smelling, smelly, stinking, reeking, reeky, malodorous, pungent, acrid, fetid, rank
informal stinky
British informal pongy, whiffy, niffy, niffing
North American informal funky
literary noisome, mephitic
fragrant, scented, perfumed, aromatic, balmy, tangy, redolent


late Middle English: from Latin odorus 'fragrant' (from odor 'odour') + -ous.



More example sentences
  • With all its wishy-washy platitudes and sweeping generalizations, there was a general theme wafting odorously from the ill-conceived ballot.
  • We selected ethylbenzene and 2-butanone for exposure because ethylbenzene is more odorously effective than 2-butanone.

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