What is another word for reek?

320 synonyms found


[ ɹˈiːk], [ ɹˈiːk], [ ɹ_ˈiː_k]

The word "reek" refers to a strong, unpleasant odor that can emanate from a variety of sources. Some synonyms for "reek" include stench, odor, smell, aroma, fragrance, and scent. Stench is often used to describe a strong, offensive odor that is difficult to bear, while scent and fragrance refer to more pleasant or subtle smells. Odor is a general term used to describe any kind of smell, while aroma is often used to describe a pleasant, often food-related smell. Ultimately, the choice of synonym depends on the specific context and the nature of the smell being described.

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What are the hypernyms for Reek?

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

What are the hyponyms for Reek?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

What are the opposite words for reek?

Reek is a word used to describe a strong and unpleasant smell. Some of the antonyms for reek include sweet-smelling, fragrant, odourless, pleasant, and perfumed. Sweet-smelling refers to a pleasant and enticing scent, while perfumed indicates the use of a pleasant scent or fragrance. Odourless, on the other hand, means having no discernable scent at all. Pleasant refers to a pleasing and agreeable smell, while fragrant denotes a sweet and refreshing scent. These antonyms can be used to describe the opposite characteristics of an unpleasant and undesirable smell, allowing for a more detailed and accurate description of different scents.

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Usage examples for Reek

She felt as if they were leaving the reek and squalor of the Wirree River for ever.
"The Pioneers"
Katharine Susannah Prichard
Every night now they go up again with more food for men and guns through places where there are now shell-craters in the roads, and the reek of poison gas.
"From Bapaume to Passchendaele, 1917"
Philip Gibbs
Those places must reek with the smell of death and corruption, for the losses of the Prussian Guards during the last few and of other divisions who have come up against the Canadians, have been, I am told and believe, enormous.
"From Bapaume to Passchendaele, 1917"
Philip Gibbs

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