Synonyms of smelling


1. smell, smelling, sensing, perception

usage: the act of perceiving the odor of something


1. smell, perceive, comprehend

usage: inhale the odor of; perceive by the olfactory sense

2. smell, cause to be perceived

usage: emit an odor; "The soup smells good"

3. smell, smell

usage: smell bad; "He rarely washes, and he smells"

4. smack, reek, smell, suggest, evoke, paint a picture

usage: have an element suggestive (of something); "his speeches smacked of racism"; "this passage smells of plagiarism"

5. smell, smell out, sense, perceive

usage: become aware of not through the senses but instinctively; "I sense his hostility"; "i smell trouble"; "smell out corruption"


1. redolent(predicate), smelling(predicate), odorous (vs. odorless)

usage: (used with `of' or `with') noticeably odorous; "the hall was redolent of floor wax"; "air redolent with the fumes of beer and whiskey"

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