One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Having an unpleasant smell.‘ill-smelling foreign cheeses’
offensive, unpleasant, nasty, disagreeable, revolting, sickening, obnoxious, noxiousView synonyms
- ‘The place was filled with an ill-smelling haze from the deep-fat friers in the back kitchen.’
- ‘I'm a smoker myself, and tired of all the other flaws of character besides the love of tobacco we are supposed to be in possession of (we are inconsiderate, ill-smelling etc.).’
- ‘The door of the stable swung invitingly open, but it was a dark, musty, ill-smelling place.’
- ‘So that householders may be warned of escaping gas, ill-smelling or acrid chemicals are injected into the pipes in some sections of the country.’
- ‘A survey of postwar housing conditions determined that families were crowded together in dark, ill-smelling apartments, and were unable to find better quarters.’
- ‘When walking around the crater I was at times totally enveloped in smoke and other ill-smelling gaseous mixtures.’
- ‘At last he found one of those ill-smelling beetles, with its head stuck way down in the midst of the roots.’
- ‘Most of the workers lived in large, ill-smelling brick tenements, and these dwellings were badly overcrowded.’
- ‘Nietzsche, who had proposed marriage before turning against her, lashed out in a letter to call her "a dried-up, dirty, ill-smelling monkey".’
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