skunky

[skuhng-kee]
adjective, skunkier, skunkiest.
1.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a skunk: a skunky odor.
2.
having a disagreeable or tainted character: beer with a skunky taste.
3.
Informal. mean and nasty; contemptible.

Origin:
1895–1900; skunk + -y1

skunkiness, noun
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Old beer is a comparatively unpalatable shadow of its former self-skunky in odor, bitter in aftertaste.
Kale contains fewer of the mustard oils that blanket the winter kitchen with a skunky shroud.
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