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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
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British Dictionary definitions for malodorous

malodorous

/mælˈəʊdərəs/
adjective
1.
having a bad smell
Derived Forms
malodorously, adverb
malodorousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for malodorous
adj.

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

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