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malodorous


As an only child, unlike those who have as a matter of course seen their sisters in the nude, I had ,yet to witness a woman entirely unclothed—and this includes the old floozy in Charlotte who wore a stained and malodorous shift throughout the whole proceeding.
William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  having an unpleasant smell
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Word Prefix:  Note that "mal" often means "bad".
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  • As an only child, unlike those who have as a matter of course seen their sisters in the nude, I had ,yet to witness a woman entirely unclothed—and this includes the old floozy in Charlotte who wore a stained and malodorous shift throughout the whole proceeding.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • He embraced his daughter, and then again Pierre, and kissed him with his malodorous mouth.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • He saw the squalid tract of her vice, miserable and malodorous.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • We were prepared for some unpleasantness, for as we were opening the door a faint, malodorous air seemed to exhale through the gaps, but none of us ever expected such an odour as we encountered.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula

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  • To the left of the tent, a blackened iron cauldron hung from a metal tripod placed over one of the malodorous flames birthed deep within the earth.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • He wore a dark, malodorous suit.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club
  • Its calliope fluted up malodorous steams of music.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • The little building had been standing for more than a century, and seasonal changes provoked different symptoms of its antiquity: winter cold saturated the stone-and-iron fixtures, and in summer, when temperatures often hurtled over the hundred mark, the old cells were malodorous cauldrons.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • Dressed in black trousers and shirts, the pirates brought with them a malodorous breeze of gunpowder and oil and sweat, as though they’d just burst out through the gates of Hades.
    Kenneth Oppel  --  Airborn
  • Generally we refuse to admit within ourselves, or within our friends, the fullness of that pushing, self-protective, malodorous, carnivorous, lecherous fever which is the very nature of the organic cell.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces

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  • But his eyes were pink and unlovely in the flare of the match with which he lighted his dead and malodorous cigar.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • The sewer is so malodorous I want to vomit.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • It was full of droppings, messy and malodorous.
    Richard Adams  --  Watership Down
  • Because of you, I’m surrounded by bumbling idiots and-malodorous hags!
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • The little flat was hot and stuffy under the August sun, and from the road beat up a malodorous sultriness.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • The Bishop would not go to the court hearing, but Father Vaillant was there, standing in the malodorous crowd (there were no chairs in the court room), and his knees shook under him when the young lawyer, with the fierceness born of fright, poked his finger at his client and said: "Seņora Olivares, you are fifty-two years of age, are you not?"
    Willa Cather  --  Death Comes for the Archbishop
  • On our bus Sophie and I were the last to climb aboard; standing in a sepulchral tunnel, the vehicle was malodorous, nearly pitch-black and utterly silent although packed with a dim and shifting mass of human bodies.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
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Associated words [difficulty]:   malodorous [7] , malicious [1] , malevolent [2] , malignant [2] , malady [3] , malign [4] , malinger [5] , malaise [6] , malediction [6] , malfeasance [6] , malpractice [6] , malcontent [8] , malefactor [8] , maladroit [9]
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