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Synonyms for rancid
ˈræn sɪdran·cid

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. rancid

    sour, tainted, rank, olid, reasty, frowzy, fetid, musty

    sweet, pure, untainted, fresh, fragrant

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rancidadjective

    (used of decomposing oils or fats) having a rank smell or taste usually due to a chemical change or decomposition

    "rancid butter"; "rancid bacon"


    fragrant, fresh

  2. sour, rancidadjective

    smelling of fermentation or staleness

    off-key, sullen, off, glowering, morose, dour, dark, false, moody, sour, turned, saturnine, glum

    fragrant, fresh

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. rancidadjective

    rank, fetid, musty, fusty, FROWZY, strong-smelling

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. rancidadjective

    musty, tainted, rank, frowzy

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  1. Gianluca Foa:

    The monks had the idea to use alcohol as a base in the perfume, instead of the then prevalent olive oil or vinegar, which left a rancid smell later.

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