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Verb: stink (stank,stunk)  stingk
  1. Smell badly and offensively
    "The building stinks of smoke";
    - reek, hum [Brit, informal]
     
  2. [informal] Be extremely bad in quality or in one's performance
    "This term paper stinks!"
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. [informal] An angry disturbance
    "he didn't want to make a stink";
    - fuss, trouble, bother, hassle [informal], shindy [informal]

Derived forms: stinks, stinking, stunk, stank

See also: carry-on [Brit, informal], commotion, disruption, disturbance, flutter, hoo-ha [informal], hoo-hah [informal], hurly burly, kerfuffle [Brit, informal], song and dance [Brit, informal], stink up, to-do [informal]

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

Encyclopedia: Stink