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Fetid – Word of the day

Fetid – Word of the day
Posted: January 4, 2021 at 2:32 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)


[adj]: smelling extremely unpleasant.

malodorous, stinking, fetid, noisome, putrid, rank, fusty, musty mean bad-smelling. malodorous may range from the unpleasant to the strongly offensive. malodorous fertilizers stinking and fetid suggest the foul or disgusting.


Dates back to the early 15th century. Has Latin origin. From Latin fetidus.


Noun examples – Fetidity, Fetidness:

1. Due to the fetidness of the water in the swimming pool, children stopped coming.
2. Fetidity in river water is an indication of disease.
3. The maids placed a lot of fragrant potpourris which removed the fetidity of the room.
4. The waste from the factories is the main cause for the fetidity of the water.
5. The fetidness of the sofa covers caused the guests to scowl.
6. The fetidity from the ground threatened the miners from digging further.
7. An air of fetidness arose from the garbage nearby.
8. Even after an acid wash, there was still an element of fetidity in the corridors.

Adjective examples – Fetid:

1. The coconut turned stale and produced a fetid odour.
2. Due to the rains, the pond full of algae smelled fetid.
3. She forgot to change the water in the fish tank and it turned the room, fetid.
4. Since the bathroom smelt fetid, he put in an air-freshener.
5. Her gangrene got worse and she smelt fetid.
6. Since the car was not used for many days, it produced a fetid odour when Tom opened the door.
7. She bought an acid floor cleaner which produced a fetid odour.
8. The herbal bouquet he purchased for his lover produced a fetid scent.

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