Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Emitting an offensive odor.

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Usage examples "fetid":

  1. On the other hand, in one of those red star- spangled passions of rebellion against his fetid days, he blindly cut Hanscha with the edge of a book which struck against her brow as he hurled it. - "The Vertical City", Fannie Hurst.
  2. There will be no people living in fetid dens and fetid rags, and bringing up unhealthy, hunger- pinched children in the midst of impossible and absolutely repulsive surroundings. - "The Soul of Man", Oscar Wilde.
  3. They had worked like slaves in these fetid marshes until their spirits were entirely broken,- the Egyptians had ceased to care whether they lived or died. - "Ismailia", Samuel W. Baker.