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Synonyms for smell
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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. Kazushige Touhara:

    Although there are many circumstances in which humans utilize olfactory cues for communication, there is no authentic pheromone that has been chemically identified, i believe there is no classic sex pheromone in humans that elicits attractive behavior to the opposite sex. But there are probably crucial odors that affect each other's emotions - for example, a baby's head smell that parents sniff and feel happy, and a woman's axillary (underarm) odors that affect the emotions of males.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    The most favorite perfume, for gentlemen and ladies alike, has been the "New Car Perfume" by far. Interestingly this new-car-like-smell is nothing but the floating volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in your new car, which aren't good at all for either the humans or the environment. I often think that the best fragrance must be Petrichor, the exquisite earthy smell that often permeates in the air, right after the first intimate union of fresh and purest rain drops with hot and awaiting thirsty ground. No fragrance can ever match the attractive and seductive scent of Petrichor, in my view.

  3. Barry Gibb:

    Of course [I miss them], we spent over 40 years around one microphone; how do you ever get past that? You dont. But if I get the opportunity to be on stage, as far as I can tell, theyre right there with me. I can still smell the cologne that Maurice used. When youre around one microphone, there are things you just never forget.

  4. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid:

    My staff has always said, 'Don't say this,' but I'm going to say it again because it's so descriptive because it's true, in the summertime, because [of] the high humidity and how hot it gets here, you could literally smell the tourists coming into the Capitol.

  5. Campbell Shipping Dhadwal:

    I could smell a stench ... the vomit, the urination on deck, the whole ship was filthy. ... Everything was dumped on board including the life jackets. We had to get the ship clean and fumigated and get health checks for the crew and replenish the ship.

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