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1. smell

verb. ['ˈsmɛl'] inhale the odor of; perceive by the olfactory sense.

Synonyms

  • scent
  • nose
  • get a whiff
  • comprehend
  • snuff
  • snuffle
  • sniff
  • get a noseful
  • whiff
  • wind

Antonyms

  • gratitude
  • ingratitude
  • despair
  • pain

Etymology

  • smellen (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Smell

  • antipersonell
  • industrielle
  • aix-la-chapelle
  • marcantel
  • mademoiselle
  • sanmiguel
  • materiel
  • jeanmichele
  • esquivel
  • esquibel
  • clientele
  • carrasquel
  • carbonell
  • anfal
  • ransdell
  • quesnel
  • postrelle
  • personnel
  • nepl
  • montiel
  • mirabel
  • lyondell
  • get-well
  • gabriele
  • futrell
  • frenzel
  • dantrell
  • cantrelle
  • cantrell
  • bracknell

Sentences with smell


1. Noun, singular or mass
Lemon balm oil is less potent in taste and smell than the fresh leaves.

2. Verb, base form
Good deer meat will smell gamey; spoiled deer meat will give of a sewage-like aroma.

Quotes about smell


1. The best smell in the world is that man that you love.
- Jennifer Aniston

2. Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.
- Ashley Smith

3. Feelings aroused by the touch of someone's hand, the sound of music, the smell of a flower, a beautiful sunset, a work of art, love, laughter, hope and faith - all work on both the unconscious and the conscious aspects of the self, and they have physiological consequences as well.
- Bernie Siegel

2. smell

verb. ['ˈsmɛl'] emit an odor.

Antonyms

  • concern

Etymology

  • smellen (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. smell

noun. ['ˈsmɛl'] the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form.

Synonyms

  • reek
  • sense impression
  • esthesis
  • olfactory sensation
  • sensation
  • malodor
  • foetor
  • mephitis
  • scent
  • aroma
  • fragrance
  • odour
  • acridity
  • fetor
  • aesthesis
  • malodour
  • stink
  • olfactory perception
  • sense experience
  • sense datum
  • stench
  • odor

Antonyms

  • unpleasant
  • unpleasantness
  • pleasant
  • nastiness

Etymology

  • smellen (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. smell

noun. ['ˈsmɛl'] any property detected by the olfactory system.

Synonyms

  • foulness
  • odorless
  • muskiness
  • odourless
  • stinkiness
  • rankness
  • inodorous
  • fetidness
  • redolence
  • scent
  • aroma
  • fragrance
  • odour
  • property
  • sweetness
  • rancidness
  • fragrancy
  • malodorousness
  • odorous
  • bouquet
  • odor

Antonyms

  • odorous
  • fruitlessness
  • solvability
  • isotropy

Etymology

  • smellen (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. smell

verb. ['ˈsmɛl'] smell bad.

Synonyms

  • salute
  • reek

Antonyms

  • pleasure
  • gravity
  • dislike

Etymology

  • smellen (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. smell

noun. ['ˈsmɛl'] the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people.

Synonyms

  • feeling
  • flavor
  • look
  • spirit
  • tone
  • atmosphere
  • Hollywood
  • Zeitgeist
  • flavour
  • ambiance
  • ambience

Antonyms

  • malodorous
  • fragrant
  • gladden
  • incognizance

Etymology

  • smellen (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. smell

verb. ['ˈsmɛl'] have an element suggestive (of something).

Synonyms

  • suggest
  • evoke
  • paint a picture
  • smack

Antonyms

  • happiness
  • levity
  • agitation
  • mistrust

Etymology

  • smellen (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. smell

verb. ['ˈsmɛl'] become aware of not through the senses but instinctively.

Synonyms

  • sense
  • perceive

Antonyms

  • sadness
  • humility
  • liking

Etymology

  • smellen (Middle English (1100-1500))

9. smell

noun. ['ˈsmɛl'] the faculty that enables us to distinguish scents.

Synonyms

  • nose
  • sense modality
  • olfactory modality
  • exteroception
  • sensory system
  • modality
  • olfaction

Antonyms

  • solubility
  • anisotropy
  • strength
  • insolubility

Etymology

  • smellen (Middle English (1100-1500))

10. smell

noun. ['ˈsmɛl'] the act of perceiving the odor of something.

Synonyms

  • sensing
  • perception
  • snuff
  • sniff

Antonyms

  • deodourise
  • absorb
  • agreeableness
  • sanitariness

Etymology

  • smellen (Middle English (1100-1500))
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