fetidness

fetid

[fet-id, fee-tid]
adjective
having an offensive odor; stinking.
Also, foetid.


Origin:
1590–1600; < Latin fētidus, equivalent to fēt- (stem of fētēre to stink) + -idus -id4

fetidly, adverb
fetidness, fetidity, noun


malodorous, smelly, noisome.
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fetid or foetid (ˈfɛtɪd, ˈfiː-, ˈfɛtɪd, ˈfiː-)
 
adj
having a stale nauseating smell, as of decay
 
[C16: from Latin fētidus, from fētēre to stink; related to fūmus smoke]
 
foetid or foetid
 
adj
 
[C16: from Latin fētidus, from fētēre to stink; related to fūmus smoke]
 
'fetidly or foetid
 
adv
 
'foetidly or foetid
 
adv
 
'fetidness or foetid
 
n
 
'foetidness or foetid
 
n

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fetid
1590s, from L. fetidus, foetidus "stinking," from fetere "have a bad smell, stink." Perhaps connected with fimus "dung," or with fumus "smoke."
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fetid fet·id (fět'ĭd, fē'tĭd)
adj.
Having an offensive odor.

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