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Verb: stink (stank,stunk)  stingk
  1. Be extremely bad in quality or in one's performance
    "This term paper stinks!"
  2. Smell badly and offensively
    "The building stinks of smoke";
    - reek, hum [Brit]
Noun: stink  stingk
  1. A distinctive odour that is offensively unpleasant
    "a terrible stink saluted our nostrils";
    - malodor [US], malodour [Brit, Cdn], stench, reek, fetor, foetor [Brit], mephitis
  2. An angry disturbance
    "he didn't want to make a stink";
    - fuss, trouble, bother, hassle

Derived forms: stinking, stinks, stank, stunk

See also: stink up

Type of: be, disturbance, odor [US], odour [Brit, Cdn], olfactory perception, olfactory sensation, perturbation, smell

Encyclopedia: Stink