Origin of fetid
Examples from the Web for fetid
This renewable (I mean renewed every single damn day) bio-energy (otherwise known as fetid rot) helps keep the coop warm.What Did TJ Mean By “Pursuit of Happiness,” Anyway?|P. J. O’Rourke|June 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Here is real, unmistakable nastiness of a fetid, furtive kind, whispered in corners after a cautious glance over the shoulder.
All were sitting barefoot on mattresses around the walls of their fetid, dimly lit room.
It takes far less than 46 days for a teachable moment to devolve into an airing of fetid undercurrents from the American id.What Got George Zimmerman Charged With Second-Degree Murder|Jelani Cobb|April 12, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Gaddafi has to find a fetid corner where America holds less sway.
The sweat of the horses, the feverish breath of this multitude compact and excited, made the atmosphere dense and fetid.History of the Girondists, Volume I|Alphonse de Lamartine
I use the term odorous, not in the same sense as odoriferous, but to include both sweet and fetid scents.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. IV (of 4)|William Kirby
Memories of the fetid disorder of many an earthly bedroom after a night's use float across your mind.The Cost of Shelter|Ellen H. Richards
But the oil with which he was partly covered had turned rancid, now, and the fetid odor attracted them.The Forgotten Planet|Murray Leinster
As Mr. Dinneford stood at the door of this room and inhaled its fetid air, he grew sick, almost faint.Cast Adrift|T. S. Arthur
British Dictionary definitions for fetid
Word Origin for fetid
Word Origin and History for fetid
early 15c., from Latin fetidus (commonly, but incorrectly, foetidus) "stinking," from fetere "have a bad smell, stink." Perhaps connected with fimus "dung," or with fumus "smoke."