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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 ?
The door of my room is wide open--and you know how fast a smell can travel.
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.
Men always play with their mouths," said Mowgli; and the silent trailers saw the old man fill and light and puff at a water-pipe, and they took good note of the smell of the tobacco, so as to be sure of Buldeo in the darkest night, if necessary.
My tusks were red at the Sack of the Fields of Bhurtpore, and I would not wake that smell again.
Only the smell of the new grass on their door-steps can take away that smell.
Does the king bid me to smell out him of whom the spirits have spoken to me as the worker of this deed?
Then the young man Indabazimbi stepped straight forward across the ring, making no cries or gestures, but as one who walks from his gate to the cattle kraal, and suddenly he struck the king in the face with the tail in his hand, saying, "I smell out the Heavens above me
I smelt him out this morning when I was alive; now that I am as one already dead, I smell him out again.
As he opened the hall door the vile smell of chemicals which had spoilt his breakfast met him with a redoubled virulence.
And yet as I sit at work, I smell miles of flowers.
I dare say my birds sing better than other birds, and my flowers smell better than other flowers.
We know that certain smells trigger different emotions.
Just as a reminder of the contrast between 'smell cultures' and, well, nonsmell cultures, think how, in English, smells are either nice (for which we would use a term like 'fragrant') or not nice ('smelly,' 'malodorous,' 'foul-smelling').
Sarah Thalha Smells of gas on Rechem roundabout, Pontypool, very strong too.