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odoriferous

adjective

  1. (unsavory)  morally offensive
    Similar to: unsavory
  2. (malodorous)  emitting an odor
    Synonyms: odorous. Similar to: malodorous
  3. (fragrant)  having a natural fragrance
    Synonyms: odiferous, odorous, perfumed, scented, sweet, sweet-scented, sweet-smelling. Similar to:...

Etymology summary

"that has a scent", from Latin odorifer "odoriferous, fragrant", literally...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Odor | fragrance | smell | scents | aroma | malodor | stench | reek | stink

caused by one or more volatilized chemical compounds, generally at a very low concentration, that humans or other animals perceive by the sense of olfaction. Odors are also commonly called scents, which can refer to both pleasant and unpleasant odors... (40 of 7056 words, 1 image)

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Collins Dictionary:

odoriferous | odiferous | odoriferously [adverb, derived]

having or emitting an odour, especially a fragrant one (9 of 273 words, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/odoriferous

Oxford Dictionary:

odoriferous | odiferous | odoriferously [derived]

having or giving off a smell, especially an unpleasant one (10 of 42 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/odoriferous

Merriam-Webster:

odoriferous | odiferous [odoriferous] | odorous [synonym, sense-specific] | odoriferously [adverb, related] | odoriferousness [noun, related]

yielding an odor; "odorous" | morally offensive (6 of 32 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/odoriferous

Macmillan British Dictionary:

odoriferous [literary]

with a strong smell (4 of 28 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/odoriferous

New World Dictionary:

odoriferous | odoriferously [adverb, related]

giving off an odor, now often, specifically, a strong or offensive one (12 of 27 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/odoriferous

American Heritage Dictionary:

odoriferous | odoriferously [adverb, related] | odoriferousness [noun, related]

Having or giving off an odor. (6 of 12 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/odoriferous

Wiktionary:

odoriferous | odouriferous | odorous [synonym] | odiferous | smelly

Having an odor or fragrance. (5 of 12 words, 1 usage example)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/odoriferous

Random House Dictionary:

odoriferous | odorous

yielding or diffusing an odor. (5 of 10 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/odoriferous

Encarta Dictionary:

odoriferous [technical] | odoriferously [adverb, derived] | odoriferousness [noun, derived]

having or diffusing a strong odor (6 of 24 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861684511​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

odoriferous

First use: early 15th century

Origin: "that has a scent", from Latin odorifer "odoriferous, fragrant", literally "bearing odor", from odor + ferre "to bear, carry". ... (22 of 26 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=odoriferous

New World Dictionary:

odoriferous

Origin: Middle English from Latin odorifer: see "odor" and "-ferous"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/odoriferous

Oxford Dictionary:

odoriferous

Origin: late Middle English: from Latin odorifer "odour-bearing" + "-ous"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/odoriferous

Wiktionary:

odoriferous | odouriferous

Origin: Latin, surface analysis is odor + -iferous ("bearing, carrying")

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/odoriferous

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

odoriferous

Audio: British English pronunciation of "odoriferous"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/odoriferous

Macmillan British Dictionary:

odoriferous [literary]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "odoriferous"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/odoriferous

Macmillan American Dictionary:

odoriferous [literary]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "odoriferous"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/odoriferous

the Free Dictionary:

odoriferous

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "odoriferous"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "odoriferous"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "odoriferous" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/odoriferous

Google Dictionary:

odoriferous

Audio: English pronunciation of "odoriferous"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

odoriferous

Audio: North American pronunciation of "odoriferous"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=odorif​01 word=odoriferous

YourDictionary Audio:

odoriferous

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "odoriferous" by speech synthesizer

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