What is another word for foetor?

Pronunciation: [fˈiːtə] (IPA)

Foetor is a term commonly used in the medical field to describe an offensive or foul odor. However, there are a variety of synonyms that can be used in place of foetor to convey the same meaning. Some of these alternatives include malodor, stench, putrefaction, fetor, and reek. Although they all refer to a strong and unpleasant smell, each of these synonyms can add subtle differences to the overall meaning of a sentence. Depending on the context and tone of the writing, one synonym may be more appropriate than another. Therefore, it's important to have a variety of options when attempting to accurately describe a malodorous situation.

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What are the hypernyms for Foetor?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Foetor

We turn to the foetor and darkness that, in some obscure court, attend the robust brood who, coated in dirt, and with mud and refuse for playthings, live and thrive, and grow into manhood, and, in contrast to the pale face and flabby flesh of the aristocratic child, exhibit strength, vigour, and well-developed frames, and our belief in the potency of the life-giving elements of air, light, and cleanliness receives a shock that, at first sight, would appear fatal to the implied benefits of these, in reality, all-sufficient attributes of health and life.
"The Book of Household Management"
Mrs. Isabella Beeton

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