Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun reek

1 sense of reek

Sense 1
malodor, malodour, stench, stink, reek, fetor, foetor, mephitis -- (a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant)
       => smell, odor, odour, olfactory sensation, olfactory perception -- (the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form; "she loved the smell of roses")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb reek

4 senses of reek

Sense 1
smack, reek, smell -- (have an element suggestive (of something); "his speeches smacked of racism"; "this passage smells of plagiarism")
       => suggest, evoke, paint a picture -- (call to mind; "this remark evoked sadness")

Sense 2
reek, stink -- (smell badly and offensively; "The building reeks of smoke")
       => smell -- (smell bad; "He rarely washes, and he smells")

Sense 3
reek, fume -- (be wet with sweat or blood, as of one's face)
       => exude, exudate, transude, ooze out, ooze -- (release (a liquid) in drops or small quantities; "exude sweat through the pores")

Sense 4
reek -- (give off smoke, fumes, warm vapour, steam, etc.; "Marshes reeking in the sun")
       => emit, give out, give off -- (give off, send forth, or discharge; as of light, heat, or radiation, vapor, etc.; "The ozone layer blocks some harmful rays which the sun emits")

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