(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. rank, stale, putrid, malodorous. See malodorousness, sourness. Ant., fresh, sweet-smelling.
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Decaying]
Syn. rotten, spoiled, tainted, turned, stale, sour, bad, contaminated, polluted, unhealthy, noxious, moldy, carious, putrescent, impure, decomposing, putrefied, musty, rank, fetid, foul.
Ant. fresh*, fragrant, sweet.
2. [Having a rank taste and odor]
Syn. foul, fetid, rank, stinking, reeking, putrid, offensive, smelly, sour, disagreeable, malodorous, strong-smelling, saprogenous, cloacal, feculent, mephitic, sharp, pungent, nasty, disgusting, evil-smelling, gamy, high, strong, putrefactive, turned, musty, reeky, noisome; see also rank 2 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
spoiled, rotten, stale, rank, reeking, bad, fetid, stinking, sour, foul, disgusting, putrid.
ANT.: sweet, fresh, mouth-watering
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective Smelling of mildew or decay: frowzy, fusty, moldy, musty, putrid, rank2, rotten. See SMELLS.

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