follow Dictionary.com

Is irregardless a word?

malodorous

[mal-oh-der-uh s] /mælˈoʊ dər əs/
adjective
1.
having an unpleasant or offensive odor; smelling bad:
a malodorous swamp.
Origin of malodorous
1840-1850
1840-50; mal- + odorous
Related forms
malodorously, adverb
malodorousness, noun
Can be confused
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for malodorous
Historical Examples
  • What blood appeared was old, the surgeons averred, and malodorous, and flowed after the extraction of the sword.

  • But what was Milton doing in this malodorous and noisy assembly?

    Milton Sir Walter Alexander Raleigh
  • The home of the draught horses was not nearly so interesting; it was dirty and malodorous, and the cow stalls nauseated Lilly.

    The Song of Songs Hermann Sudermann
  • He saw the squalid tract of her vice, miserable and malodorous.

    Dubliners James Joyce
  • He embraced his daughter, and then again Pierre, and kissed him with his malodorous mouth.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • It has become a byword among the people as a malodorous cesspool.

  • The air in Southside Street differed from that of Dartmoor, being stuffy, not to say malodorous.

    Shining Ferry Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • He was followed by a malodorous gust of vapor from the room he had just left.

    The Eyes Have It Gordon Randall Garrett
  • Walking down the malodorous street, he said, quietly, "There will be a small moon to-night."

    The Pathless Trail Arthur O. (Arthur Olney) Friel
  • Why, then, does he come to thee, this malodorous—no—this pious Asiatic?

    The Pharaoh and the Priest Alexander Glovatski
British Dictionary definitions for malodorous

malodorous

/mælˈəʊdərəs/
adjective
1.
having a bad smell
Derived Forms
malodorously, adverb
malodorousness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for malodorous
adj.

1832, from mal- "bad" + odorous. Related: Malodorously; malodorousness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for malodorous

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for malodorous

13
16
Scrabble Words With Friends