What is another word for rankness?

Pronunciation: [ɹˈaŋknəs] (IPA)

Rankness refers to the strong and unpleasant smell that is often associated with decay or decomposition, and it can also be used to describe a particularly intense or overpowering odor. Some synonyms for rankness include stench, foulness, putridity, rancidity, and fetor. A stench is a strong and unpleasant odor that can be either natural or artificial, while foulness refers to a bad or offensive smell that can come from a variety of sources. Putridity describes the state of being rotten or decomposed, while rancidity refers specifically to the smell of spoiled fats or oils. Finally, fetor refers to an extremely unpleasant and offensive odor that is often associated with disease or decay.

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Usage examples for Rankness

The rankness of the vegetation surrounding the town, and also its undrained, swampy character, render it in some degree objectionable in point of health to Americans and Europeans, though it is not nearly so much affected in this respect as Trincomalee, where chills and fever always prevail more or less among the foreign population.
"The Pearl of India"
Maturin M. Ballou
41. rankness of Tropical Vegetation.
"Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, Vol. I."
John L. Stephens
On the spot, however, perceiving the dampness of the apartments and the rankness of vegetation, we felt that we had been imprudent; but it was too late to draw back, even if we had wished to do so.
"Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, Vol. I."
John L. Stephens

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