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fragrant

[frey-gruh nt] /ˈfreɪ grənt/
adjective
1.
having a pleasant scent or aroma; sweet-smelling; sweet-scented:
a fragrant rose.
2.
delightful; pleasant:
fragrant memories.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Latin frāgrant- (stem of frāgrāns), present participle of frāgrāre to smell sweet
Related forms
fragrantly, adverb
fragrantness, noun
nonfragrant, adjective
unfragrant, adjective
unfragrantly, adverb
Can be confused
flagrant, fragrant.
Synonyms
1. perfumed, odorous, redolent, aromatic.
Antonyms
1. malodorous, noisome.
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British Dictionary definitions for un fragrant

fragrant

/ˈfreɪɡrənt/
adjective
1.
having a pleasant or sweet smell
Derived Forms
fragrantly, adverb
Word Origin
C15: from Latin frāgrāns, from frāgrāre to emit a smell
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Word Origin and History for un fragrant

fragrant

adj.

mid-15c., from Latin fragrantem (nominative fragrans) "sweet-smelling," present participle of fragrare "emit (a sweet) odor," from PIE root *bhrag- "to smell" (cf. Middle High German bræhen "to smell," Middle Dutch bracke, Old High German braccho "hound, setter;" see brach).

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