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What is another word for stinking?

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Adjective
Having a strong unpleasant smell
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“The stinking smell from the vast cauldrons of steaming mollusks faded as we descended the dunes.”
Adjective
Very bad or unpleasant
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“What a stinking thing to say about your good uncle.”
Adjective
Under the influence of alcohol
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“I'm going out tonight, and I'm going out drinking. Don't bother waiting up, 'cause I'm coming home stinking.”
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Morally depraved
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Adjective
Not up to the required standard or quality
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Adjective
Refers to an intense or acrid flavor
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Used as an intensifier to express annoyance or contempt
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Adjective
Filled or well-supplied with something
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Adverb
To a very large or great degree
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“He must have had a stinking good time laying there laughing at the way he'd fooled the cops.”
Verb
Present participle for to have a strong and unpleasant smell
“I sniff my armpits to make sure it doesn't stink. The last thing I want as part of my seduction is body odor.”
Verb
Present participle for to give the impression of being or having a negative quality or characteristic
“The latest move seems to stink of desperation and has certainly not been received well.”
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Present participle for to be very unpleasant, contemptible, scandalous, or low in quality
“You know a movie is going to stink if they won't let it be reviewed.”
Verb
Present participle for to become filled with a pus-like or bile-like substance
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