When something stinks, it has a very unpleasant smell. The smell of a rotting corpse is often described as stinking.

  • The smell of the rotting corpse was so bad that the workers had to leave the scene.

  • The smell of the baking bread was so good that it soon made the smell of the rotting corpse smell bad.

Definition of stink


smell badly and offensively




a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant


fetor, foetor, malodor, malodour, mephitis, reek, stench


be extremely bad in quality or in one's performance

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Example Sentences for stink

  • 1

    Someone stinks badly.

  • 2

    The road is stinking badly.

  • 3

    The rotton food is stinking.

  • 4

    I'm weary of the stink of death.

  • 5

    Stink bugs hibernate in the winter.

  • 6

    The same goes for stinking feet.

  • 7

    What is stinking so badly

  • 8

    Rare flower causes a stink in Melbourne.

  • 9

    Most of the canals in Birmingham are a closed, stinking mess.

  • 10

    Since the air is touching the poop it makes it stink.