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Syllabification: mal·o·dor·ous
Pronunciation: /malˈōdərəs

Definition of malodorous in English:


Smelling very unpleasant.
Example sentences
  • The eating of garlic is well known for causing a particularly pungent malodorous breath that can have unpleasant social consequences.
  • He wondered if perhaps something was in the rubbish bin in the kitchen that was malodorous but it didn't quite have that kind of smell.
  • Levitt determined definitively the most malodorous component of the human flatus: hydrogen sulfide.
foul-smelling, evil-smelling, fetid, smelly, stinking (to high heaven), reeking, rank, high, putrid, noxious
informal stinky, funky
literary noisome, mephitic

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