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Adjective: stinking  sting-king
  1. Very bad
    "it's a stinking world";
    - icky [informal], lousy [informal], rotten, stinky [informal], dire [Brit, informal], rubbish [Brit, informal], crummy [informal]
  2. Offensively malodorous
    - fetid, foetid [Brit], foul, foul-smelling, funky [N. Amer, informal], noisome, smelly, ill-scented
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!"

See also: bad, ill-smelling, malodorous, malodourous [Brit, Cdn, non-standard], minging [Brit, informal], pongy [Brit, informal], stinky [informal], unpleasant-smelling, whiffy [Brit, informal]

Type of: be, smell

Encyclopedia: Stinking