Adjectives for smell

Smell adjectives are listed in this post. Each word below can often be found in front of the noun smell in the same sentence. This reference page can help answer the question what are some adjectives commonly used for describing SMELL.

abominable, acid, acrid, agreeable, ammoniacal, animal, antiseptic, appetizing, aromatic, awful, bad, beautiful, better, bitter, briny, burnt, car, certain, characteristic, chemical, clean, close, cloying, cold, comfortable, comforting, constant, coppery, curious, damp, dank, delicious, delightful

different, disagreeable, disgusting, distinct, distinctive, dreadful, dry, dusty, earth, earthy, egg, enticing, evil, faint, familiar, favorite, fetid, fine, first, fishy, flowery, foetid, foul, fragrant, fresh, fruity, funky, funny, glorious, good, grateful, greasy, great

green, harsh, heady, heavenly, heavy, homely, horrible, horrid, hot, human, ill, indescribable, intense, intolerable, keen, like, lingering, little, lovely, masculine, medicinal, mere, metallic, mingled, moist, moldy, more, mouldy, much, musky, musty, nasty, natural

nauseating, nauseous, new, nice, noisome, noxious, odd, odious, offensive, oily, old, only, other, overpowering, overwhelming, own, particular, peculiar, penetrating, pervading, pervasive, pleasant, pleasing, potent, powerful, pungent, putrid, queer, rancid, rank, raw, refreshing, repulsive

resinous, rich, ripe, rotten, rotting, salty, same, savory, savoury, sharp, sick, sickening, sickly, skunk, slight, smoke, smoky, soapy, soft, sour, special, spicy, stale, stifling, stinking, strange, strong, stronger, stuffy, subtle, suffocating, sulfurous, sulphureous

sulphurous, sure, sweaty, sweet, sweeter, sweetest, sweetish, tangy, tantalizing, terrible, thick, unfamiliar, unique, unmistakable, unpleasant, unusual, unwholesome, vague, very, vile, warm, weird, wet, wholesome, wonderful, woodsy, woody, yeasty

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