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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I smelt him out this morning when I was alive; now that I am as one already dead, I smell him out again.
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."
"It was the smells of the night," said Bagheera penitently.
Of course the air round an Indian village is full of all kinds of smells, and to any creature who does nearly all his thinking through his nose, smells are as maddening as music and drugs are to human beings.
I have seen and smelled the blood of the woman that gave me food--the woman whom they would have killed but for me.
Tim Woodruff I had the smell of gas this morning after eating a curry last night.
People who live or work near a refinery may know it by the smell. Refineries are buildings where a material, like oil, is processed into different chemicals.
OLDER people with a poor sense of smell have a greater chance of developing Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia, research has shown.
Still, it's conventional wisdom that humans' sense of smell is worse than that of other animals " dogs, mice, moles and even sharks.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The assertion that animals have a better sense of smell than humans is a 19th century myth with no scientific proof, says a neuroscientist who spent part of the last year reviewing existing research, examining data and delving into the historical writings that helped create the long-held misconception.
Q What's the worst and the best smell in a day's fishing?
Our super-sniffers blind tested perfumes and aftershaves, adding marks out of five for smell, for value for money and staying power.