Definitions and Examples of odorous, smelly, stinky
Learn when and how to use these words with these examples!
Having a distinctive smell, especially an unpleasant one.
The cheese was so odorous that it made her feel nauseous.
Having a strong, unpleasant odor.
The garbage can was so smelly that she had to hold her breath while throwing the trash.
Having a very strong and unpleasant smell.
The socks were so stinky that she had to wash them twice to get rid of the smell.
Key Differences: odorous vs smelly vs stinky
- 1Odorous is a general term that describes anything with a distinctive smell, whether pleasant or unpleasant.
- 2Smelly is a more specific term that describes something with a strong and unpleasant odor.
- 3Stinky is an even stronger term that describes something with a very strong and unpleasant smell.
Effective Usage of odorous, smelly, stinky
- 1Describing Smells: Use these antonyms to describe smells in different contexts, such as food, people, and places.
- 2Expressing Dislike: Use these antonyms to express your dislike for certain smells.
- 3Comparing Smells: Use these antonyms to compare the strength and quality of different smells.
The antonyms of nonodorous are odorous, smelly, and stinky. Use these words to describe smells in different contexts, express dislike for certain smells, and compare the strength and quality of different smells.