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stinking

[sting-king] /ˈstɪŋ kɪŋ/
adjective
2.
Slang. very drunk; plastered.
3.
Slang. very rich:
His father left him so much money he's stinking.
4.
contemptible; disgusting:
a stinking shame.
adverb
5.
completely or extremely:
stinking drunk.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English stinkinge, Old English stincende. See stink, -ing2
Related forms
stinkingly, adverb
stinkingness, noun
Synonyms
1. smelly, putrid, rotten, putrescent, foul, miasmal, rank.
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British Dictionary definitions for stinkingness

stinking

/ˈstɪŋkɪŋ/
adjective
1.
having a foul smell
2.
(informal) unpleasant or disgusting
3.
(postpositive) (slang) very drunk
adverb
4.
(informal) (intensifier, expressing contempt for the person referred to) stinking rich
Derived Forms
stinkingly, adverb
stinkingness, noun
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Slang definitions & phrases for stinkingness

stinking

adjective
  1. Despicable; wretched; lousy: It was a stinking way to treat her (1926+)
  2. (also stinking rich) Very wealthy; filthy rich, loaded: The family, in those years, was stinking (1956+)
  3. (also stinko) Drunk: and he got pretty stinking (entry form 1887+, variant 1927+)

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