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  1. stinkverb

    To have a strong bad smell.

    stench, odor, smell, odour, reek, pong, fetor

  2. stinkverb

    To be greatly inferior; to perform badly.

    That movie stinks. I didn't even stay for the end.

    blow, suck

  3. stinkverb

    To give an impression of dishonesty or untruth.

    Something stinks about the politician's excuses.


Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. stinknoun

    stench, fetor, bad smell

    sweet odor, fragrance

Princeton's WordNet

  1. malodor, malodour, stench, stink, reek, fetor, foetor, mephitisverb

    a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant

    stench, foetor, fetor, malodour, genus Mephitis, malodor, mephitis, reek

  2. stinkverb

    be extremely bad in quality or in one's performance

    "This term paper stinks!"


  3. reek, stinkverb

    smell badly and offensively

    "The building reeks of smoke"

    reek, smack, smell, fume

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. stinkverb

    smell bad, smell ill, emit a stench

  2. stinknoun

    stench, fetor, FUNK, offensive odor, bad smell

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. stinknoun

    stench, fetor

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "stink":

    stench, smell, suck, cpue, odour, stinking, guysare, scent, stag

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  1. Freddie Roach:

    Before training camp, somebody asked when was the last time I talked to him, and I said, ‘It’s been over two years,' 'You don’t talk over the phone?’ And I said, ‘We both (stink) on the phone. We’re both terrible phone people.’ He never calls me. I never call him. He does send me tapes of his workouts, which I appreciate, and I do call him on his birthday. I know his birthday. It might be the only one I know.

  2. Tara McCune:

    Opinions are like assholes everyone’s got one, but some stink worse than others!

  3. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Never expect flowers and perfume from those who carry and execute garbage and filthy stink by their tongue, character, and mischievous attitude and actions.

  4. Charlize Theron:

    I remember when Gwyneth Paltrow married her husband Brad and they lived in separate homes and people made such a stink about it, and I was like, Thats my kind of relationship!

  5. Nikki Logan:

    I think a lot of people are going to have a stink about it, but I think a lot of people are going to be really happy that they were in a environment with like-minded people who feel like they're making all the precautions they can do to stay safe, we all just need to stick tighter. There's no other way. We're not getting out of it any other way.

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