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Synonyms for smell
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. smell, odor, odour, olfactory sensation, olfactory perception(noun)

    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, scent(noun)

    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, smell(noun)

    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 modality(noun)

    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, smelling(verb)

    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. smell(verb)

    inhale the odor of; perceive by the olfactory sense

    Synonyms:
    smack, sense, smell out, reek

  7. smell(verb)

    emit an odor

    "The soup smells good"

    Synonyms:
    smack, sense, smell out, reek

  8. smell(verb)

    smell bad

    "He rarely washes, and he smells"

    Synonyms:
    smack, sense, smell out, reek

  9. smack, reek, smell(verb)

    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, sense(verb)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. smell(verb)

    Synonyms:
    detect, sense

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. smell(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    scent, get scent of

  2. smell(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    have an odor, have a scent

  3. smell(n.)

    Synonyms:
    scent, odor, perfume, fragrance, aroma

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    odour, scent, odor, stink, feel, stench, perfume, whiff, aroma, meaning, sense, olfactory, fragrance, sniff, feeling, flavor, campsite, late

How to pronounce smell?

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Karen
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Veena
Indian

How to say smell in sign language?

  1. smell

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