Complete Definition of "smelly"

see|smellies
English

Pronunciation
AHD|smÄlʹÄ, IPA|/ËsmÉli/, SAMPA|/"smEli/
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-Éli|-Éli

Adjective
en-adj|smelli|er

  1. Having a bad smell.

#:She was hesitant to remove her shoes, as her socks were rather smelly.

  1. context|figurative having a quality that arouses suspicion.

#:The detective read the documents and thought, "Something sure is smelly about this case".

  1. context|figurative|computing Of inferior quality.

#:That smelly code needs to be refactored.

Synonyms
(having a bad smell): fetid, foul-smelling, malodorous, rank, stinky (slang), whiffy (slang)
(having a quality that arouses suspicion): dodgy (informal), doubtful, dubious, suspect, suspicious
(computing: of inferior quality):

Antonyms
(having a bad smell): aromatic, fragrant, sweet-smelling
(having a quality that arouses suspicion): above board, clean
(computing: of inferior quality):

Translations
trans-top|having a bad smell
French: puant m, puante f
trans-mid
Italian: puzzolente m, f
trans-bottom

trans-top|having a quality that arouses suspicion
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|computing: of inferior quality
trans-mid
trans-bottom

Translations to be checked
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ttbc|Hungarian: büdös

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