stench

[ stench ]
/ stɛntʃ /

noun

an offensive smell or odor; stink.
a foul quality.

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Origin of stench

First recorded before 900; Middle English; Old English stenc “odor (good or bad)”; akin to stink

synonym study for stench

See odor.

OTHER WORDS FROM stench

stenchful, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for stench

stench
/ (stɛntʃ) /

noun

a strong and extremely offensive odour; stink

Word Origin for stench

Old English stenc; related to Old Saxon, Old High German stank; see stink
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