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    stinky

    Hello guys,

    What is the English term for the opposite of stinky or foul odor.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: stinky

    Here are two: I'm sure there are more. Try a Thesaurus.

    "sweet-smelling", "fragrant".

    Incidentally, in BE 'stinky' is rather childish, and tends to be used in a figurative sense, to mean 'generally unplesant' 'It was stinky of the teacher to confiscate my mobile'.

    b

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    Re: stinky

    Don't Brits refer to "stinky cheese"?

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    Re: stinky

    Nope - I've heard/used "smelly" and "ripe", and maybe (very informal) "whiffy", and jocularly "odoriferous"; but not "stinky".

    b

    ps - Afterthought: "ripe" only collocates with a soft cheese. You can have "a ripe Brie", but not "ripe Cheddar".

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