malodorous

[ mal-oh-der-uh s ]
/ mælˈoʊ dər əs /

adjective

having an unpleasant or offensive odor; smelling bad: a malodorous swamp.

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Origin of malodorous

First recorded in 1840–50; mal- + odorous

OTHER WORDS FROM malodorous

mal·o·dor·ous·ly, adverbmal·o·dor·ous·ness, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH malodorous

malodorous odious odoriferous odorous smelly stinky
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British Dictionary definitions for malodorous

malodorous
/ (mælˈəʊdərəs) /

adjective

having a bad smell

Derived forms of malodorous

malodorously, adverbmalodorousness, noun
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