malodorous [mal-oh-der-uh s] ExamplesWord Origin See more synonyms for malodorous on Thesaurus.com adjective
- having an unpleasant or offensive odor; smelling bad: a malodorous swamp.
Origin of malodorous First recorded in 1840–50; mal- + odorous Related formsmal·o·dor·ous·ly, adverbmal·o·dor·ous·ness, nounCan be confusedmalodorous odious odoriferous odorous smelly stinky Related Words for malodorous bad, decayed, fetid, foul, frowzy, funky, gamy, high, infested, lousy, mephitic, musty, nasty, nauseating, noisome, noxious, off, offensive, poisonous, putrid Examples from the Web for malodorous Historical Examples of malodorous
He embraced his daughter, and then again Pierre, and kissed him with his malodorous mouth.
But what was Milton doing in this malodorous and noisy assembly?
Sir Walter Alexander Raleigh
He saw the squalid tract of her vice, miserable and malodorous.
It has become a byword among the people as a malodorous cesspool.
L. O. Curon
He rose, went to the window, and cast forth the malodorous thing.
British Dictionary definitions for malodorous malodorous adjective
- having a bad smell
Derived Formsmalodorously, adverbmalodorousness, noun Word Origin and History for malodorous adj.