What does the word fetid mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Fetidness.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Emitting an offensive odor.

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by Samuel W. Baker