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Synonyms for smell





smell of something


  • 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


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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These regions receive crude olfactory information very early in the brain's smell processing pathways, a new study finds, which may explain why people have a hard time identifying odors.
I have a sensitive nose and, like a human bloodhound, I can smell things way before, and long after, everybody else.