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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The attribute of having a strong offensive smell.

Usage examples (14)
  • The inherent fetidness of the charter school model is without parallel in the history of American schooling.
  • For sheer degree of fetidness, his untreated morning breath matched any odor rising from the surrounding bog.
  • A palpable fetidness that oozed from every pore made the herdsman glad he had not eaten since morning, and then very little.
  • Perhaps it would simply be better to let him get it over with and yet the moment she felt the fetidness of his breath against her skin, every muscle in her body clenched... for more
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