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  1. stinkverb

    To have a strong bad smell.

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

  2. stinkverb

    A complaint or objection.

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

    suck, blow

  3. stinkverb


    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. Coverage Ms. Honkala:

    It’s really a shame – this whole thing does stink, democrats and Republicans are like Pepsi and Coke. They listen to corporations and they don’t listen to anti-poverty activists.

  3. Hassan Rouhani:

    We are trying to tax everyone across the board, but as soon as we touch this or that institution, they make such a stink about it, of course this government will do what it deems in people's interest.

  4. Cherie Hartzer:

    Pests like stink bugs and lady beetles are just looking for a protected spot to wait out the winter and your home fits the bill.

  5. Kelly Lyons:

    She left a big stink in people's mouth when she quit after running( for vice president). That rubbed people the wrong way.

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