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stinking

[ sting-king ]
/ ˈstɪŋ kɪŋ /
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adjective
that smells foul; foul-smelling.
Slang. very drunk; plastered.
Slang. very rich: His father left him so much money he's stinking.
contemptible; disgusting: a stinking shame.
adverb
completely or extremely: stinking drunk.
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Origin of stinking

before 1000; Middle English stinkinge,Old English stincende.See stink, -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM stinking

stink·ing·ly, adverbstink·ing·ness, noun
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How to use stinking in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for stinking

stinking
/ (ˈstɪŋkɪŋ) /

adjective
having a foul smell
informal unpleasant or disgusting
(postpositive) slang very drunk
adverb
informal (intensifier, expressing contempt for the person referred to)stinking rich

Derived forms of stinking

stinkingly, adverbstinkingness, noun
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