A foul quality: the stench of corrupt government. (noun)
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Use "stench" in a sentence
"Adding to the stench is the fact that the Oriental-meets-Glam-Rock fashions (designed by Ross herself!) are hideous creations that must have taken the applauding extras all their esophageal muscle control not to vomit over."
"My clothes were wet with sweat and I pinched my nose to ward off the stench from the dead seal."
"Also, on days when the tides and wind are just right, the stench is overpowering."