stench Definition

a strong and very unpleasant smell.

Using stench: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "stench" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The stench of rotten eggs filled the room.

  • Example

    The stench from the garbage was overwhelming.

  • Example

    The stench of cigarette smoke lingered in the air.

stench Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for stench

Phrases with stench

  • stench in one's nostrils

    something that is extremely unpleasant or offensive to someone


    The idea of cheating on a test is a stench in my nostrils.

  • kick up a stench

    to cause a lot of controversy or anger


    The decision to close the local library kicked up a stench among the community.

  • a strong and unpleasant smell associated with death and decay


    The stench of death was overpowering in the abandoned building.


Summary: stench in Brief

'Stench' refers to a strong and unpleasant smell, often associated with rotting or decaying matter. It can be used to describe the smell of garbage, cigarette smoke, or other unpleasant odors. Phrases like 'stench in one's nostrils' and 'kick up a stench' denote something extremely unpleasant or controversial, while 'stench of death' describes the smell associated with death and decay.

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