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")

Antonyms of adj reeking

2 senses of reeking

Sense 1
reeking, watery -- (wet with secreted or exuded moisture such as sweat or tears; "wiped his reeking neck")

INDIRECT (VIA wet) -> dry -- (free from liquid or moisture; lacking natural or normal moisture or depleted of water; or no longer wet; "dry land"; "dry clothes"; "a dry climate"; "dry splintery boards"; "a dry river bed"; "the paint is dry")

Sense 2
reeking -- (giving off a strong unpleasant smell)

INDIRECT (VIA malodorous) -> fragrant -- (pleasant-smelling)

Similarity of adj reeking

2 senses of reeking

Sense 1
reeking, watery -- (wet with secreted or exuded moisture such as sweat or tears; "wiped his reeking neck")
       => wet (vs. dry) -- (covered or soaked with a liquid such as water; "a wet bathing suit"; "wet sidewalks"; "wet weather")

Sense 2
reeking -- (giving off a strong unpleasant smell)
       => malodorous (vs. fragrant), malodourous, unpleasant-smelling, ill-smelling, stinky -- (having an unpleasant smell)

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