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Princeton's WordNet

  1. malodor, malodour, stench, stink, reek, fetor, foetor, mephitis(verb)

    a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant

  2. stink(verb)

    be extremely bad in quality or in one's performance

    "This term paper stinks!"

  3. reek, stink(verb)

    smell badly and offensively

    "The building reeks of smoke"


  1. stink(Noun)

    A strong bad smell.

  2. stink(Noun)

    A complaint or objection.

    If you don't make a stink about the problem, nothing will be done.

  3. stink(Noun)


  4. stink(Noun)

    A failure or unfortunate event.

    The concert was stink.

  5. stink(Verb)

    To have a strong bad smell.

  6. stink(Verb)

    To be greatly inferior; to perform badly.

    That movie stinks. I didn't even stay for the end.

  7. stink(Verb)

    To give an impression of dishonesty or untruth.

    Something stinks about the politician's excuses.

  8. Origin: From stincan.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stink(verb)

    to emit a strong, offensive smell; to send out a disgusting odor

  2. Stink(verb)

    to cause to stink; to affect by a stink

  3. Stink(noun)

    a strong, offensive smell; a disgusting odor; a stench

  4. Origin: [AS. stinkan to have a smell (whether good or bad); akin to OHG. stinchan, G. & D. stinken to stink; of uncertain origin; cf. Icel. stkkva to leap, to spring, Goth. stigqan to push, strike, or Gr. rancid. Cf. Stench.]


  1. Stink

    The Replacements Stink is an EP by the band The Replacements, recorded at Blackberry Way, Minneapolis, Minnesota, on March 13, 1982, and released on June 24, 1982. Before the first track, "Kids Don't Follow", audio can be heard of the Minneapolis police breaking up a Replacements gig. It is possible by listening carefully to hear one of the audience members curse the police. The audience member in question is Dave Pirner of Soul Asylum. The EP was remastered and reissued by Rhino Entertainment on April 22, 2008, with four additional tracks. The song "Kids Don't Follow" was made available as Rock Band 2 DLC on May 19, 2009.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Stink

    stingk, v.i. to give out a strong, offensive smell: to have a bad reputation:—pa.t. stank; pa.p. stunk.—n. a disagreeable smell.—ns. Stink′ard, one who stinks: a base fellow: the stinking badger of Java; Stink′-ball, -pot, a ball or jar filled with a stinking, combustible mixture, used in boarding an enemy's vessel; Stink′er, one who, or that which, stinks; Stink′ing.—adv. Stink′ingly, in a stinking manner: with an offensive smell.—ns. Stink′stone, a variety of limestone remarkable for the fetid urinous odour which it emits when rubbed; Stink′-trap, a contrivance to prevent effluvia from drains; Stink′-wood, the wood of a Cape tree, remarkable for its strong offensive smell, durable, taking an excellent polish resembling walnut. [A.S. stincan.]

Anagrams for stink »

  1. knits, skint, tinks

  2. Tinks

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stink in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stink in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of stink in a Sentence

  1. Cherie Hartzer:

    Pests like stink bugs and lady beetles are just looking for a protected spot to wait out the winter and your home fits the bill.

  2. Jeff Sessions:

    She ain't got no legs, we're about as close as peas and carrots. She's the best talker you've ever heard. They say she could sell stink to a skunk.

  3. Coverage Ms. Honkala:

    It’s really a shame – this whole thing does stink, democrats and Republicans are like Pepsi and Coke. They listen to corporations and they don’t listen to anti-poverty activists.

  4. Rebecca West:

    Now different races and nationalities cherish different ideals of society that stink in each other's nostrils with an offensiveness beyond the power of any but the most monstrous private deed.

  5. Hassan Rouhani:

    We are trying to tax everyone across the board, but as soon as we touch this or that institution, they make such a stink about it, of course this government will do what it deems in people's interest.

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