odorous

Anything that has a strong scent can be described as odorous. Usually if you say something is odorous you mean that it smells unpleasant — like an odorous blue cheese made from unpasteurized milk.

The adjective odorous comes from the Latin odorus, meaning “fragrant.” Typically, you wouldn’t say, “those roses you sent me are so odorous!” Although that comment could be literally correct, the implication would be insulting to the giver of said roses. More common uses of odorous might include: odorous gym mats, odorous garbage can, odorous gas fumes — you get the picture. Or rather the stench.

DEFINITIONS OF: odorous

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adj having odor or a characteristic odor

odorous jasmine flowers”
odorous garbage”
“fresh odorous bread”
Synonyms
alliaceous
smelling of onions or garlic
almond-scented
smelling of almond
anise-scented
smelling of anise
apple-scented
smelling of apples
balsam-scented
smelling of balsam resin
candy-scented
smelling of candy
cedar-scented
smelling like cedar
cinnamon-scented
smelling of cinnamon
clove-scented
smelling of clove
ginger-scented
smelling of ginger
honey-scented
smelling of honey
lemon-scented
smelling of lemons
mint-scented
smelling of mint
musk-scented, musky-scented
smelling of musk
pleasant-smelling
having an odor that is pleasing
redolent, smelling
(used with `of' or `with') noticeably odorous
scented
(used in combination) having the odor of
spice-scented
smelling of spices
strong-scented, strong-smelling
having a strong odor
tansy-scented, tansy-smelling
smelling of tansy
tea-scented
smelling of tea
vanilla-scented
smelling of vanilla
violet-scented
smelling of violets
Antonyms:
inodorous, odorless, odourless
having no odor
non-aromatic
not aromatic
scentless
emitting or holding no odor
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adj emitting an odor

odorous salt pork and weevily hardtack”
Synonyms:
odoriferous
ill-smelling, malodorous, malodourous, stinky, unpleasant-smelling
having an unpleasant smell

adj having a natural fragrance

“the odorous air of the orchard”
Synonyms:
odoriferous, perfumed, scented, sweet, sweet-scented, sweet-smelling
fragrant
pleasant-smelling
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