Definition of smelly in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈsmɛli

adjective (smellier, smelliest)

Having a strong or unpleasant smell: smelly feet
More example sentences
  • This month Jacquie loses her luggage, and deals with the problem of team members with smelly feet
  • Meanwhile, others take bags full of clothes and end up sweaty, smelly and dishevelled.
  • For weeks, the residents and passing pedestrians have had to put up with dozens of smelly rubbish bags lying around.
foul-smelling, evil-smelling, stinking, stinking to high heaven, reeking, fetid, malodorous, pungent, acrid, rank, putrid, noxious; off, gamy, high; musty, fusty; Britishfrowsty; West Indianfresh
informal stinky, reeky
British informal niffing, niffy, pongy, whiffy, humming
North American informal funky
literary noisome, mephitic



More example sentences
  • I smell because I have damp jeans on (airing cupboards don't work!) and the smelliness of the house is now transferring on to me.
  • There was a thread awhile back in which someone said putting a dryer sheet inside each sandal, and then storing them in a plastic bag overnight, will get rid of the smelliness, and it does indeed work for me.

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