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Adjective
Having a strong unpleasant smell
“This blight was caused by a fungus, Phytophthora infestans, and its effect, where it took hold, was to destroy crops almost completely, leaving farmers with nothing but stinking black rotten remains of the tubers.”
Adjective
Very bad or unpleasant
“Seasonal etiquette says you start pretty early with champagne - crack open a can of beer at the breakfast table and you look like a stinking drunk, but fire open one of these puppies and it's the height of naughty decadence.”
Adjective
Adverb
To a great degree
Verb
Present participle for have a strong unpleasant smell
“Soldiers said that the city just doesn't stink as it did when they arrived to find sewers backed up all over the place and mounds of rotting garbage.”
Verb
Present participle for to give off an extremely unpleasant smell
“The whole thing stinks of desperation - desperation to seem cool, to seem relevant, to be popular.”
Verb
Present participle for be lousy, bad
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