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Another word for smell

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Verb
  1. To perceive with the olfactory sense

  2. To have or give off a foul odor

    See also:

    smells

  3. To have a particular flavor or suggestion of something

    See also:

    suggest

Noun
  1. The sense by which odors are perceived

    See also:

    smells

  2. The quality of something that may be perceived by the olfactory sense

    See also:

    smells

  3. A general impression produced by a predominant quality or characteristic

    See also:

    be

Another word for smell

Verb
  1. To use the sense of smell

    See also:

    breathe

Synonym Study

  • Aroma suggests a pervasive, pleasant, often sharp odor the aroma of fine tobacco
  • Odor suggests a heavier emanation and, therefore, one that is more generally perceptible and more clearly recognizable chemical odors
  • Scent refers to the emanation from the thing smelled, often implying that it can be discriminated only by a sensitive sense of smell the scent of a hunted animal
  • Smell is the most general word for any quality perceived through the olfactory sense foul and fresh smells