smell


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Synonyms for smell

reek

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sniff

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smell of something

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  • smack of
  • suggest
  • seem like
  • have the hallmarks of
  • have all the signs of

Synonyms for smell

to perceive with the olfactory sense

to have or give off a foul odor

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to have a particular flavor or suggestion of something

the sense by which odors are perceived

the quality of something that may be perceived by the olfactory sense

a general impression produced by a predominant quality or characteristic

Synonyms for smell

the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form

the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people

the faculty that enables us to distinguish scents

the act of perceiving the odor of something

smell bad

have an element suggestive (of something)

become aware of not through the senses but instinctively

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References in classic literature ?
As the others had done, so they did, and yet they worked otherwise, for this is the fashion of the Isanusis, that no two of them smell out in the same way.
Does the king bid me to smell out him of whom the spirits have spoken to me as the worker of this deed?
Mowgli, his head on Mother Wolf's side, smiled contentedly, and said that, for his own part, he never wished to see, or hear, or smell Man again.
He could smell things as very few human beings could, but he had never reached the hair-trigger-like sensitiveness of a Jungle nose; and his three months in the smoky village had set him back sadly.
When she came to within a few paces of the warriors she halted and began to dance wildly, turning round and round with an almost incredible rapidity, and shrieking out sentences such as "I smell him, the evil-doer
As he opened the hall door the vile smell of chemicals which had spoilt his breakfast met him with a redoubled virulence.
He could smell a crocodile farther off and more differentiatingly than could any man, than could even a salt-water black or a bushman smell one.
I can't smell anything else, except stale tobacco smoke," he announced.
Some of Maria's washing smells, I imagine," was the answer.
And while Daughtry waited, perplexed, confused, wondering why Doctor Emory did not proceed, the coal of fire burned his skin and flesh, till the smoke of it was apparent to all, as was the smell of it.
Are you really not aware of the smell there is in the room?
Besides my cigar, do you smell anything else--vile, abominable, overpowering, indescribable, never-never-never-smelt before?
I did as he directed, and was instantly conscious of a strong tarry smell.
For everywhere do I smell small concealed communities; and wherever there are closets there are new devotees therein, and the atmosphere of devotees.
that you smell flowers because you DO smell flowers.