stink Definition

  • 1a strong and very unpleasant smell
  • 2be in a state of extreme disfavor

Using stink: Examples

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

  • Example

    The stink from the garbage was overwhelming.

  • Example

    Something in the fridge really stinks.

  • Example

    His attitude really stinks.

  • Example

    This whole situation stinks of corruption.

stink Synonyms and Antonyms

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Antonyms for stink

Phrases with stink

  • kick up a stink

    to make a fuss or protest about something


    The residents kicked up a stink about the proposed development.

  • to complain loudly and publicly about something


    The customers raised a stink about the poor service at the restaurant.

  • a look of anger or disapproval


    She gave him the stink eye when he arrived late for the meeting.


Summary: stink in Brief

The term 'stink' [stiŋk] refers to a strong and unpleasant smell, as in 'The stink from the garbage was overwhelming.' It can also mean being in a state of extreme disfavor, as in 'His attitude really stinks.' The phrases 'kick up a stink' and 'raise a stink' denote making a fuss or protesting about something, while 'stink eye' means a look of anger or disapproval.

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