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Synonyms for smell
smɛlsmell

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Wiktionary

  1. smellnoun

    To sense a smell or smells.

    I love the smell of fresh bread.

    Synonyms:
    detect, sense

Princeton's WordNet

  1. smell, odor, odour, olfactory sensation, olfactory perceptionnoun

    the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form

    "she loved the smell of roses"

    Synonyms:
    olfactory sensation, olfactory property, flavour, feel, feeling, flavor, look, olfaction, spirit, sense of smell, aroma, odour, scent, smelling, tone, odor, olfactory modality, olfactory perception

  2. olfactory property, smell, aroma, odor, odour, scentnoun

    any property detected by the olfactory system

    Synonyms:
    olfactory property, flavour, olfaction, feel, feeling, flavor, look, odor, spirit, sense of smell, fragrance, olfactory sensation, aroma, odour, perfume, scent, smelling, tone, olfactory modality, olfactory perception

  3. spirit, tone, feel, feeling, flavor, flavour, look, smellnoun

    the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people

    "the feel of the city excited him"; "a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting"; "it had the smell of treason"

    Synonyms:
    looking at, pure tone, touch, tactile property, life, timber, look, olfactory perception, timbre, sprightliness, step, tone of voice, olfactory property, aspect, disembodied spirit, savor, feel, quality, tactile sensation, whole tone, impression, touch sensation, scent, aroma, savour, opinion, belief, olfactory sensation, sense of smell, facial expression, odour, shade, spirit, emotional state, tonicity, tone, sapidity, whole step, olfaction, flavour, heart, smack, tang, olfactory modality, odor, tonus, tincture, intent, feeling, tactual sensation, expression, notion, intuitive feeling, purport, relish, looking, flavor, face, musical note, liveliness, smelling, tint, note

  4. smell, sense of smell, olfaction, olfactory modalitynoun

    the faculty that enables us to distinguish scents

    Synonyms:
    olfactory sensation, olfactory property, flavour, feel, feeling, flavor, look, olfaction, spirit, sense of smell, aroma, odour, scent, smelling, tone, odor, olfactory modality, olfactory perception

  5. smell, smellingverb

    the act of perceiving the odor of something

    Synonyms:
    olfactory sensation, olfactory property, flavour, feel, feeling, flavor, look, olfaction, spirit, sense of smell, aroma, odour, scent, smelling, tone, odor, olfactory modality, olfactory perception

  6. smellverb

    inhale the odor of; perceive by the olfactory sense

    Synonyms:
    smack, sense, smell out, reek

  7. smellverb

    emit an odor

    "The soup smells good"

    Synonyms:
    smack, sense, smell out, reek

  8. smellverb

    smell bad

    "He rarely washes, and he smells"

    Synonyms:
    smack, sense, smell out, reek

  9. smack, reek, smellverb

    have an element suggestive (of something)

    "his speeches smacked of racism"; "this passage smells of plagiarism"

    Synonyms:
    smack, smell out, sense, thwack, stink, fume, taste, peck, reek

  10. smell, smell out, senseverb

    become aware of not through the senses but instinctively

    "I sense his hostility"; "i smell trouble"; "smell out corruption"

    Synonyms:
    scent out, smack, smell out, sense, nose out, sniff out, reek, feel

Editors Contribution

  1. wuffle

    to sniff gently

    the large bear wuffled the sweet berrys

    Submitted by anonymous on February 17, 2021  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. smellverb

    Synonyms:
    scent, get scent of

  2. smellverb

    Synonyms:
    have an odor, have a scent

  3. smellnoun

    Synonyms:
    scent, odor, perfume, fragrance, aroma

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How to use smell in a sentence?

  1. Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia:

    Dear loved papa, I so much want to see you. I have just ended my lesson of arithmetic, I think that I succeeded well. We go to school of nurses, I am very happy there. Today it is raining and it is very humid. I am in Tatiana’s room with Olga and Tatiana. When you will see Boba, say to him that my hands itch me. I try to breed my own livestock of poetry of earth. Olga says that I smell poor, but it is not true. When you will come back, I shall wash myself in your tub. I hope that you did not forget the history which I told you during our promenade. I am sitting down and scratch my nose with the left hand. Olga wanted to slap me for it, but I avoided the hand. Be happy and in good health. I think extremely of you and embrace you tenderly.

  2. Gavin Newsom:

    As a guy with four kids, who doesn't like the drug, doesn't like the smell, doesn't want my kids to think it's normalized, this is my number one concern.

  3. G. K. Chesterton:

    Virtue is not the absense of vices or the avoidance of moral dangers virtue is a vivid and separate ting, like pain or a particular smell.

  4. John McNerney:

    You always know when Danny (D'Angelo) is coming. You hear him first (because of the Tic Tacs in his pocket) and then you smell him (because he uses way too much cologne!)

  5. Paul Newman:

    Every time I get a script it's a matter of trying to know what I could do with it. I see colors, imagery. It has to have a smell. It's like falling in love. You can't give a reason why.


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