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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fet-id, fee-tid]
    • /ˈfɛt ɪd, ˈfi tɪd/
    • /ˈfet.ɪd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fet-id, fee-tid]
    • /ˈfɛt ɪd, ˈfi tɪd/

Definitions of fetid word

  • adjective fetid having an offensive odor; stinking. 1
  • noun fetid Smelling extremely unpleasant. 1
  • adjective fetid foetid: bad smelling 1
  • adjective fetid Fetid water or air has a very strong unpleasant smell. 0
  • adjective fetid having a stale nauseating smell, as of decay 0
  • adjective fetid having a bad smell, as of decay; putrid 0

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Origin of fetid

First appearance:

before 1590
One of the 37% oldest English words
1590-1600; < Latin fētidus, equivalent to fēt- (stem of fētēre to stink) + -idus -id4

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Parts of speech for Fetid


fetid popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 80% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for fetid

adj fetid

  • stinking — that smells foul; foul-smelling.
  • putrid — in a state of foul decay or decomposition, as animal or vegetable matter; rotten.
  • noxious — harmful or injurious to health or physical well-being: noxious fumes.
  • revolting — disgusting; repulsive: a revolting sight.
  • smelly — emitting a strong or unpleasant odor; reeking.

adjective fetid

  • squalid — foul and repulsive, as from lack of care or cleanliness; neglected and filthy.
  • decaying — rotting as a result of bacterial, fungal, or chemical action; decomposing
  • rancid — having a rank, unpleasant, stale smell or taste, as through decomposition, especially of fats or oils: rancid butter.

Antonyms for fetid

adj fetid

  • aromatic — An aromatic plant or food has a strong, pleasant smell of herbs or spices.
  • fragrant — having a pleasant scent or aroma; sweet-smelling; sweet-scented: a fragrant rose.
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  • clean — Something that is clean is free from dirt or unwanted marks.
  • pure — free from anything of a different, inferior, or contaminating kind; free from extraneous matter: pure gold; pure water.

adjective fetid

  • fresh — newly made or obtained: fresh footprints.

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