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fetid

Saltos de línea: fetid
Pronunciación: /ˈfɛtɪd
 
, ˈfiːt-/
(also foetid)

Definición de fetid en inglés:

adjetivo

Smelling extremely unpleasant: the fetid water of the marsh
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • In the wards, children are crowded two and three in a bed in airless rooms, foetid with the smell of kerosene heaters.
  • By the early hours of Sunday morning the fire was under control but days later the streets around the city's southside were blocked off and the air was fetid with the smell of damp smoke.
  • And pot smoke lends a piquant tinge to the smell of fetid sweat.
Sinónimos
West Indian fresh
informal stinky, reeky
British informal niffing, niffy, pongy, whiffy, humming
North American informal funky
literary noisome, mephitic

Origen

late Middle English: from Latin fetidus (often erroneously spelled foetidus), from fetere 'to stink'. Compare with fetor.

Derivados

fetidly

1
adverbio
Example sentences
  • Putrid smoke laced the sky, blending with the dark, low-hanging storm clouds that did not promise rain, and the eerily angelic white of mist rising from the fetidly warm earth.
  • But without them I was forced to live in a world of initially swirling, but then foetidly clumping leaves.

fetidness

2
sustantivo
Example sentences
  • The scent is quite strong and usually musky with undertones of foetidness.
  • There was an air of fetidness, an oddly familiar fetidness.

Words that rhyme with fetid

indebted, minareted, rosetted

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