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adjective, stink·i·er, stink·i·est.
  1. foul smelling; stinking.
  2. Informal. mean-spirited; nasty.
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Origin of stinky

Can be confusedmalodorous odious odoriferous odorous smelly stinky
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Related Words for stinkier

moist, sticky, wet, stinky, insipid, unpalatable, unpleasant, unattractive, unsavory, uninteresting, unappealing, stinking, putrid, noxious, revolting, smelly, soaked, glowing, drenched, dripping

British Dictionary definitions for stinkier


adjective -ier or -iest
  1. having a foul smell
  2. informal unpleasant or disgusting
  3. informal of poor quality; contemptible
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Word Origin and History for stinkier



1888, from stink + -y (2). Related: Stinkiness.

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