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1. smelling

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

Synonyms

  • perception
  • snuff
  • smell
  • sniff

Antonyms

  • exhale
  • odorous
  • malodorous
  • fragrant

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Words that Rhyme with Smelling

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  • lewelling
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  • yelling
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  • wehling
  • telling
  • shelling

Example sentences of the word smelling


1. Verb, gerund or present participle
Sometimes even smelling the plant causes a headache.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Sniff for any strong scents, either sweet smelling or otherwise, on their breath or body.

Quotes containing the word smelling


1. Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies.
- Erich Fromm

2. On the morning of Thanksgiving, I would wake up to the home smelling of all good things, wafting upstairs to my room. I would set the table with the fancy silverware and china and hope that my parents and grandmother wouldn't have the annual Thanksgiving fight about Richard Nixon.
- Debi Mazar

3. A witch, a vampire, and a pixy walk into a bar, I thought as I led the way into the Squirrel’s End. It was early, and the sun had yet to set when the door swung shut behind Jenks, sealing us in the warm air smelling faintly of smoke. Immediately Nick yanked it open to come in behind us. And there’s the punch line.
- Kim Harrison, A Fistful of Charms

2. pleasant-smelling

adjective. having an odor that is pleasing.

Antonyms

  • malodorous

3. putrid-smelling

adjective. having the putrid odor of decaying organic matter.

Synonyms

  • stinky
  • ill-smelling
  • unpleasant-smelling
  • malodourous

Antonyms

  • good
  • odoriferous
  • sweet
  • aromatic

4. strong-smelling

adjective. having a strong odor.

Synonyms

  • odorous

Antonyms

  • malodorous
  • fragrant

5. sweet-smelling

adjective. having a natural fragrance.

Synonyms

  • sweet
  • fragrant
  • odorous
  • sweet-scented
  • perfumed
  • scented

Antonyms

  • fragrant
  • savory
  • sugarless
  • tasteless

6. foul-smelling

adjective. offensively malodorous.

Synonyms

  • ill-scented
  • stinky
  • foetid
  • smelly
  • ill-smelling
  • funky
  • foul
  • noisome
  • malodorous
  • unpleasant-smelling
  • malodourous
  • stinking

Antonyms

  • good
  • brave
  • unemotional
  • conventional

7. rank-smelling

adjective. having an offensive rancid odor.

Synonyms

  • ill-smelling
  • malodorous
  • unpleasant-smelling
  • malodourous

Antonyms

  • good
  • odoriferous
  • sweet
  • aromatic

8. ill-smelling

adjective. having an unpleasant smell.

Synonyms

  • stinky
  • bilgy
  • mephitic
  • sour
  • rank-smelling
  • putrid-smelling
  • high
  • frowsty
  • foetid
  • smelly
  • gamy
  • funky
  • reeking
  • foul
  • malodourous
  • niffy
  • rancid
  • ill-scented
  • foul-smelling
  • noisome
  • gamey
  • stinking
  • fetid
  • odoriferous
  • odorous
  • musty
  • fusty
  • malodorous
  • unpleasant-smelling

Antonyms

  • clear
  • good
  • sweet
  • tasteless

9. unpleasant-smelling

adjective. having an unpleasant smell.

Synonyms

  • stinky
  • bilgy
  • mephitic
  • ill-smelling
  • sour
  • rank-smelling
  • putrid-smelling
  • high
  • frowsty
  • foetid
  • smelly
  • gamy
  • funky
  • reeking
  • foul
  • malodourous
  • niffy
  • rancid
  • ill-scented
  • foul-smelling
  • noisome
  • gamey
  • stinking
  • fetid
  • odoriferous
  • odorous
  • musty
  • fusty
  • malodorous

Antonyms

  • clear
  • good
  • sweet
  • tasteless

10. smelling

adjective. ['ˈsmɛlɪŋ'] (used with of' orwith') noticeably odorous.

Synonyms

  • redolent

Antonyms

  • ground
  • figure
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