Definition of stench in English:

stench

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Pronunciation: /stɛn(t)ʃ
 
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noun

  • A strong and very unpleasant smell: the stench of rotting fish
    More example sentences
    • I lifted my jacket to my nose for a sniff - I could still smell the acrid stench of the gas.
    • As unpleasant as it may seem, the dwellers had become accustomed to their surroundings and the unpleasant odor and stenches of the dirt, grim, mud, and rat droppings.
    • As he leapt to a tall tree that had been burnt on one side, he could smell a terrible stench.
    Synonyms
    stink, bad smell, foul smell, reek, miasma, effluvium
    British informal niff, pong, whiff, hum
    Scottish informal guff
    North American informal funk
    rare mephitis, malodour, fetor, noisomeness

Origin

Old English stenc 'smell', of Germanic origin; related to Dutch stank, German Gestank, also to the verb stink.

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