• WordNet 3.6
    • adj stinking offensively malodorous "a foul odor","the kitchen smelled really funky"
    • adj stinking very bad "a lousy play","it's a stinking world"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Stinking a. & n. from Stink v.
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  • Jr. Murchison
    Jr. Murchison
    “Money is like manure. If you spread it around it does a lot of good. But if you pile it up in one place it stinks like hell.”
  • James Joyce
    “Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother's love is not.”
  • W. H. Auden
    “A man has his distinctive personal scent which his wife, his children and his dog can recognize. A crowd has a generalized stink. The public is odorless.”


Kick up a stink - If you kick up a stink, you display anger about something.


In literature:

Hurrah for explosions and stinks To set half the landladies crazy!
"The Scarlet Gown being verses by a St. Andrews Man" by R. F. Murray
I slept in a stinking barn, half-full of dirty straw, and rose with the sun for the discomfort of it.
"Adventures of a Despatch Rider" by W. H. L. Watson
The spent dip stinks on into the dawn.
"Art" by Clive Bell
Then I jumped the stinking craft, only to get a worse berth on a P. & O. liner.
"On With Torchy" by Sewell Ford
They was just stinking heathen till I come.
"McClure's Magazine, Vol. 31, No. 1, May 1908" by Various
It is a bootiful stink.
"Bella Donna" by Robert Hichens
So a terror of the Menin Gate was bred in me before I had ever seen the gruesome, stinking spot.
"At Ypres with Best-Dunkley" by Thomas Hope Floyd
We were headin' in to Boulder Lake when I smelled a stink.
"Operation Terror" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Back to that stinking oiler?
"Navy Boys Behind the Big Guns" by Halsey Davidson
For all that, Bailleul stinks in the nostrils of fatigue-parties.
"Leaves from a Field Note-Book" by J. H. Morgan

In poetry:

Then here's to blood and blasphemy!
And here's to whores and drink!
In life you know you're living
In death we only stink.
"Mercenary's Song (AD 1600)" by General George S Patton Jnr
The stink o' the gas in my nose,
The colour o' bluid in my ee,
And the biddin' o' Hell in my lug
To curse my Maker and dee.
""On Leave"" by John Buchan
And let them watch me for three weeks
My wretched corpse to save,
For then I think that I may stink
Enough to rest in my grave.
"The Surgeon's Warning" by Robert Southey
But spare the bald young clerks who add
The profits of the stinking cad;
It's not their fault that they are mad,
They've tasted Hell.
"Slough" by Sir John Betjeman
Till, with a sudden sharp hot stink of fox
It enters the dark hole of the head.
The window is starless still; the clock ticks,
The page is printed.
"The Thought-Fox" by Ted Hughes
Heaven observed the vaunting carcass there
Blooming with the richness of a flower;
And that almighty stink which corpses wear
Choked you with sleepy power!
"A Carrion" by Allen Tate

In news:

After many inquiries, the residents learn the worst: the new "development" in Gratiot County will be a hog factory, home to 2,000 stinking pigs.
Here's some news that doesn't stink.
And hallways that stink of urine.
I Don't Need No Stinking Electricity.
Stay upwind of AFC's stinking bog.
Council Follies/ Don't Need No Stinking Quorum, Part II.
Also, the stink bugs go on the offensive.
We don't need no stinking tax cap.
Perils of being 'filthy stinking poor'.
That stinking electric football game.
He may be Alana Thompson's secret beauty pageant weapon, but Glitzy the Pig is causing quite the stink around 6-year-old Honey Boo Boo's home.
Scent control for keepin ' stink off.
It's no lie to say Rockies' owners, management stink.
Zig Ziglar, the author and speaker who campaigned for decades against what he called stinking thinking passed away yesterday.
Service Stinks, and so does the Food.

In science:

However, Fourier analysis of the light curve reveals stinkingly regular patterns buried in the noise.
Foundations of Black Hole Accretion Disk Theory
For Yugoslavia in recent decades: Hammel, F.A., Manson, C., Stevanovic, M.: A fish stinks from the head: Ethnic diversity, segregation, and the collapse of Yugoslavia.
A Biased Review of Sociophysics