One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Producing an unpleasant smell; noxious.‘that peculiarly miasmic atmosphere generated by small boys and adolescent teenagers’
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- ‘It was a nightmare illness; everything was fetid, miasmic, gangrenous.’
- ‘The protagonist describes the miasmic ulcers that afflict everyone.’
- ‘If you do not shake thoroughly, the pigment and the medium come out of the bottle in one miasmic clump.’
- 1.1 Characterized by a mysterious and unpleasant atmosphere; oppressive.‘we know the territory, its long and miasmic history’
- ‘Miasmic hallways, sputtering coffee machines, and jaundiced light haunt the Paris hospital in which much of the film unfolds, trumping all gruesome effects of disease.’
- ‘Is this a bureaucracy so miasmic that Peter honestly didn't know what Paul was doing?’
- ‘The situation is exacerbated by the miasmic chaos of Spanish planning regulations.’
- ‘His miasmic reputation has always overshadowed the guy's ability to write a really strong, catchy piece.’
- ‘It did nothing to alleviate the depression, desperation and miasmic ennui that was engulfing me.’
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