malodour

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n malodour a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Malodour mal-ō′dor an offensive odour
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Usage

In literature:

Forced through ennui to fish off the rocks, he soon tired of the sea-perch and rock-cod and the malodours of periwinkle and clam.
"The Fighting Chance" by Robert W. Chambers
Its kinship to the skunk is attested by the possession of a gland which secretes an oil of peculiarly potent malodour.
"The House in the Water" by Charles G. D. Roberts
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In poetry:

If ever this world from corruption is free,
And righteousness reign in the kingdom to be,
Like salt in its simple and soluble way
Infusing malodour, preventing decay.
So human endeavor in action sublime
Must never relax till the finale of time.
"The Salt of the Earth" by Hattie Howard